Thursday, September 29, 2005


When the New York police try to pull you over in New Orleans, you better stop.

BATON ROUGE (AP) — One hundred New York State Police troopers have been sworn in as temporary officers in the Louisiana State Police. The New York troopers will be performing general law enforcement services as well as working with local authorities, such as New Orleans Police, in the areas of the state ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Col. Henry Whitehorn, head of the state police, has already sworn in 3,200 federal, state and local personnel from out-of-state to aid in the hurricane relief and recovery efforts. The newly sworn-in New York officers will have the same power to arrest for criminal violations inside Louisiana.

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