Landrieu Comments on FEMA Information Sharing with NOPD
WASHINGTON — Two days after United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., unveiled a 10-point emergency action plan to supplement resources and personnel in crime fighting in the New Orleans region, one of the items on the list has been accomplished. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Thursday announced that it will cooperate with investigative inquiries from the New Orleans Police Department and regional law enforcement agencies in order to combat crime at trailer sites housing hurricane victims.
Sen. Landrieu today released a statement on FEMA's announcement. She said:
"FEMA's decision to add security guards to trailer sites is a welcome step to protect local citizens. FEMA's new information-sharing policy will give our local police the resources they need to help track down the criminals responsible for the crime wave that has been plaguing New Orleans. While these are steps forward, there is still much much more to be done, and I will continue to work to implement this 10-point plan to reduce crime in the region."
Sen. Landrieu's 10-point plan to more fully engage the federal government to help combat crime in the New Orleans region is available here.