Mall of Louisiana to beef up security measures
BATON ROUGE - A sheriff's spokeswoman says the Mall of Louisiana will hire off-duty deputies for night patrols.
The move comes after a shooting in the area of the mall known as the The Boulevard that injured two teenagers last month.
Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate that previously, only Dillard's and the nearby Rave Motion Pictures theater had employed deputies for evening security.
Hicks says the mall will hire two more deputies who will patrol the grounds "inside and out" on Saturday evenings.
She says the Rave theater will also hire more deputies for night patrols.
Hicks said the plan was developed after members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office met with mall management shortly after the shooting to discuss crime prevention in the area.