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NOPD Arrest 895 During Mardi Gras Season

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – 895 people were cuffed and processed by the New Orleans Police department this Mardi Gras season beginning Friday, February 21st.

Of those arrested, 440 were made on state charges, 330 on municipal and 125 on traffic violations, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman.

The Booking Bus, which operates as the mobile command center during the busy Mardi Gras season processed 527 of those arrests.

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A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office say charges ranged from the more typical Mardi Gras violations, such as lewd conduct, public drunkenness, disturbing the peace and other municipal charges, to more serious violations, including state charges like drug arrests and violent crimes.

“The Sheriff’s Office worked diligently and efficiently this year to assist in the massive public safety effort during the Mardi Gras celebration,” said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman. “Deputies and other law enforcement officers were able to respond and process arrests quickly, which meant an enjoyable and safe celebration for locals and visitors alike.”