Detroit police to enforce & ticket people not following stay-at-home order

Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 10:02:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says police will enforce new state measures that include fines of $1,000 and 6 months in jail for not following “Stay home, stay safe” orders from the Governor.

A video posted Thursday night has gone viral that shows a big group gathered at a Detroit gas station.

People in the video were defiant of stay home orders and when police showed up some called out to the crowd to scatter. As the video continues to roll, people can be heard saying "F the police" and the party continued on a residential street.

Detroit remains a hotspot for the coronavirus. 116 people in the city have died.

Duggan says they will watch 700 Green Light cameras at gas stations and businesses looking for gatherings of people. City officials considered closing parks but have instead taken down basketball hoops to keep groups from gathering.

75 Detroit Police Officers who were out in quarantine are now back on the job.

43 percent of Detroit residents who have been tested at the old state fairgrounds are positive for COVID-19.

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