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Law enforcement not tracking drivers to see where they're going during Shelter-In-Place

Shelbyville Police must enforce the Governor’s Executive Order calling for Hoosiers to only travel to essential locations.  But it doesn’t mean officers are making traffic stops to verify your destination.

 

Lt. Mike Turner explains.

 

 

Indiana State Police posted the followiing response to social media questions, interaction:

 

There is no truth or factual basis to the post depicted below. Please continue to rely on reliable sources, to help dispel the multitude of rumors and inaccurate information. We are all in this together, and together we will get through this.

 

The Indiana State Police is focused on serving the citizens of Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes helping to mitigate the spread of the virus. The Department’s response will focus on educating our citizens of the orders that are in place, directing them back to their home, the steps they can take to practice social distancing to keep their families healthy and providing appropriate avenues to seek additional information. If an extraordinary situation requires enforcement in order to protect public safety, the issuance of a citation or physical arrest may be the necessary course of action to be taken.

 

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Lt. Turner says it's certainly not martial law.

 

 

Like most everyone even the average, daily tasks are being hampered by COVID-19