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Sheriff's Office: 895 arrests during Mardi Gras

1 year ago March 06, 2014 Mar 6, 2014 Thursday, March 06 2014 Thursday, March 06, 2014 1:52:21 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman says there were 895 arrests during the 2014 Mardi Gras season that started Feb. 21 and ended Tuesday.

Of those arrests, Gusman's office said that 440 were made on state charges, 330 on municipal charges and 125 for traffic violations. Charges ranged from lewd conduct, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace to more serious violations, including arrests for illegal drugs or violent crime.

Additionally, the sheriff's office says it provided deputies for crowd control and escorts for many parades.

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