Fresno County Sheriff will not enforce curfew: ‘Not going to make criminals out of normally law-abiding citizens’


FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The Sheriff of Fresno County says her office will not enforce the state’s overnight curfew, hours after it was announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

In an announcement Thursday, Sheriff Margaret Mims says her office has not seen any data that shows a curfew will help curb the spread of COVID-19.

“From the very beginning, we have not enforced these orders. We are not going to make criminals out of normally law-abiding citizens.”

Sheriff Mims added that a conference call with Cal OES established that the state agency had no expectations from local law enforcement to enforce the state’s order.

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