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Two Police Departments: Take Face Mask Complaints To Attorney General, Not Us

The police departments for the cities of Bad Axe and Sandusky told residents they won’t be taking complaints on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders and will direct people to the state Attorney General.

Both police departments put out very similar press releases. Bad Axe is in Huron County and Sandusky is in Sanilac County. The cities are about 35 miles apart.

The police departments said that Whitmer had issued 147 Executive Orders in a press release.

“Some of the EO’s rescind previous EO’s; and some of the EO’s modify previous EO’s. For local law enforcement, this has become a confusing issue as to what is enforceable and what is not enforceable.”

The police departments asked the public to contact the Michigan Attorney General with any complaints. They were specifically mentioning the face mask mandate. On July 10, Whitmer ordered that all residents must wear a face mask even when outdoors unless they are not within six feet of people. The executive order also barred businesses from serving people who didn't wear a face mask. The police departments provided a phone number for the Attorney General to call with complaints.

“Please do NOT contact BAPD to file a complaint reference a person possibly violating the Governor’s EO’s,” the Bad Axe Police Department stated. “We will only refer you to the above listed phone number.”

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