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Gun Violence (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-06

Duration: 00:08:02

Subjects: Mass shootings | Gun Control | Crime


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Wicker, Tara Interviewee
  • LeDuff, Jeff Interviewee
  • Amundson, Corey Speaker


This segment from the October 6, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s in-studio interview with East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker and former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff. They discuss how to prevent gun violence in the wake of the October 1st mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, that killed 58 people and injured over 500 people. This segment also includes highlights from a press conference with Acting United States Attorney Corey Amundson of the Middle District of Louisiana announcing the creation of a law enforcement strike force to target violent crime in the Baton Rouge area.