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Local Police authorized to arrest violators of stay at home order

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Porter County Prosecuting Attorney Gary Germann has authorized law enforcement agencies, “as a last resort,” to make arrests of those in violation of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order.

Germann released the following statement to the Chesterton Tribune just before deadline today:

“As you know, the Governor has issued a ‘shelter at home’ order, which Indiana law gives him the authority to do in cases of emergency. There are in fact legal consequences if the Governor’s order is not followed. I have authorized only as a last resort all of our police agencies to arrest anyone who chooses not to follow the order. Charges will be filed. I can assure you none of us want to take this kind of drastic action unless absolutely necessary, so please follow the order. It is a simple act of obedience.

“I would rather our community be defined as helpers not hoarders, selfless as opposed to selfish, and faithful not fearful. Together we will get through this, but it will not be easy and it will not be quick. The sacrifices we make for the common good as a community in the end will only make us stronger.”

 

Posted 3/25/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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