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FQ Minutemen leader arrested on stalking charge

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The man behind the proposed "Minutemen" group is behind bars, booked on one count of stalking.

Aaron Jordan, leader of the French Quarter Minutemen, turned himself in on June 5 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The French Quarter Minutemen is a proposed group of licensed, armed volunteers to keep watch over the French Quarter. Jordan said the primary focus of the Minutemen is to help those in the service industry feel safe, especially late at night.

"Anyone from the service sector in the French Quarter can call up," Jordan said. "We'll have one of our armed escorts come out, walk that person to their car, bus stop or streetcar stop and make sure they get there in one piece."

The "Minutemen" have not been officially organized yet. Jordan has met with NOPD officials to work out their role in the community and keep the organization legal.

After a Tuesday meeting with Jordan, NOPD Chief Ronald Serpas said making a clear distinction between the "minutemen" and the police could cause problems.

"What they're doing is offering a service that looks like a police department and that concerns me," Serpas said. "I'm not getting in the debate of gun ownership. I'm getting in the debate of how do you police a community and what does the community want."

Bond has not been set for Jordan.


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