Graves Announces $650,000 for Local Law Enforcement Response Efforts
Baton Rouge, LA – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced today $650,000 of federal assistance from the United States Department of Justice to help provide local law enforcement officials with needed resources after Sunday’s deadly, ambush attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“We are grateful for these much needed resources just days into what will be a long recovery and healing process for our community, but this is just a start,” said Graves. “Total cost of responding to these shootings could reach $3-5 million – costs incurred by Baton Rouge City Police, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office, Louisiana State Police and the many law enforcement agencies that have sent officers from across the state, along with other first responders who have played essential roles. We’ll continue working with the US Department of Justice to ensure that these increased costs are not at the expense of future training, weapons and other capabilities our officers will need to continue to enforce the law, protect our citizens and promote the well-being of all members of our community.”