Holden: "Baton Rouge is not in a crime emergency".
POSTED: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 8:55am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 3:41pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA) - The controversy in City Hall over crime continues.
Mayor President Kip Holden is telling some council members to calm down.
The message comes after head councilman Mike Walker said Baton Rouge was in a "crime emergency”.
Holden says Walker is instilling fear in the city because of that statement.
He says walker's wrong and there's actually a downturn in crime in the Capital City.
The Mayor, along with Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff and EBR Sheriff Six Gautreaux will make a “major announcement” about law enforcement in EBR Thursday. NBC33 will be at the announcement and will have full coverage on-air and online.