NEW ORLEANS -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a news conference about a new partnership to crack down on nuisance bars Tuesday.
The city is partnering with the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control in the "NOLA for Life" crime and violence reduction plan.
Several more full time and reserve agents were hired to work with law enforcement in the city to focus on nuisance bars.
“We have nuisance ABO's all over the city. In these nuisance ABO’s there's a potential for violence and of course interference with the quality of life in all of our neighborhoods,” Landrieu said.
Landrieu goes on to say the new agents will work with New Orleans police, probation officials and federal authorities.