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Law enforcement: "We will not be kicking in doors," making random stops for 'Safer at home' order

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Law enforcement: "We will not be kicking in doors," making random stops for 'Safer at home' order

By Naomi Kowles

CENTRAL WISCONSIN, Wis. (WSAW) -- While the enforcement of Governor Tony Evers' 'Safer at home' order effective Wednesday morning is in the hands of local law enforcement, it's not likely officers and deputies in Central Wisconsin will begin pulling vehicles over or making random stops for the exclusive purpose of checking compliance, multiple law enforcement officials say.

Wausau police chief Ben Bliven talked with NewsChannel 7 on Tuesday afternoon about enforcement of the order, saying he had already been in discussion with the Marathon County district attorney regarding its enforcement.

"I want to put people's minds at ease. We aren't out there looking to arrest people and put people in jail for this type of violation. That is the furthest thing from the truth. We want people to comply, yes. We have the ability to enforce it, yes. But that isn't our intention, to run around and write tickets or arresting people," Bliven said.

Read more: https://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Law-enforcement-We-will-not-be-kicking-in-doors-making-random-stops-for-Safer-at-home-order-569076961.html