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  • Police OK to Enforce Governor's Stay-at-Home Order

    Police agencies in some NWI towns and cities now given the go ahead to take action on citizens who violate the governor's stay-at-home order.
    Porter County police officers have been approved to make arrests if necessary to enforce the executive order issued by Governor Holcomb.
    "There are in fact legal consequences if the governor's order is not followed," Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann said. "I have authorized, only as a last resort, all of our police agencies to arrest anyone who chooses not to follow the order," he said. "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," Germann added. "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." Under the order, citizens can leave their homes for health and safety concerns of themselves or their families; to buy groceries, medical supplies, carryout food or other urgently needed goods; for outdoor recreation at least six feet away from others; or to take care of a family member or friend in another household.

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