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At least 29 businesses in the Los Angeles area face criminal charges after refusing to close during the coronavirus pandemic. If they are found guilty they could face up to 6 months in jail and/or a $1000 fine. Earlier in April only 4 business faced prosecution for refusing to close.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore had stated in a Tuesday’s Police Commissioner’s meeting that they had received more than 1400 complaints about businesses that remained open under the stay at home order. Most of the complaints have been resolved.
“In the vast majority of instances, we find compliance, and we find misunderstandings of not knowing whether they were essential businesses or not,”
– LAPD Chief Michel Moore
If business refuse to adhere to the stay at home order after multiple warnings from officers complaints are filed with Feuer’s office. Currently there are 79 complaints on file
A Reseda smoke shop who refused to close had their water and power shut off and also faces criminal charges.
At this point California’s stay at home order does not have an end date. Many residents and business owners are getting frustrated with having their constitutional rights infringed upon. Protesters have been gathering throughout the state demanding that California reopen
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