New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno says the council is calling on the state for police patrols to fight the city's crime.
Moreno addressed a rally that protested the crime wave on Monday outside City Hall.
Some demonstrators expressed frustration that Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office hadn't asked for help from the state.
Moreno said the City Council is asking the governor for state police patrols and more probation officers.
The mayor's office stated on Monday evening that the mayor has been in touch with the governor, but didn't say whether she'd requested any help.
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