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Mall of Louisiana and nearby businesses beefing up security

POSTED: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 4:41pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 5:15pm

Mall of Louisiana management has hired several off-duty EBR Parish Sheriff's Deputies to patrol the mall on the weekends because of the shooting at the mall about a month ago.

Additional deputies will also patrol the Rave Theater and Perkins Rowe. Deputies at all three places will stay in close contact with each other.

"If there's an issue at one of the locations, we want to pass that along to everyone at Perkins Rowe, at Rave Theater, and at the Mall of Louisiana because issues that affect one can also affect the other,” stated Casey Hicks with the EBR Sheriff’s Office. “We want to stay on top of that."

The sheriff's office has also set up a surveillance tower at the mall to provide additional security.

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