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AG's office directing non-essential business complaints to local police

State of Michigan offices closed Wednesday
Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 22:22:38-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office is asking everyone to report people or businesses not complying with the governor’s stay-at-home order to local law enforcement agencies.

The attorney general’s office says the influx of calls to its Consumers Protection Team has brought its hotline to a standstill. A release says the team has received thousands of complaints, but it is focusing on price-gouging and scams related to COVID-19.

“These are incredibly difficult times and we are all in uncharted territory. We ask for everyone’s cooperation, understanding and patience as we diligently work to stop COVID-19,” the attorney general’s office said in a release.

Earlier Tuesday, the Grand Rapids Police Department urged everyone to stop calling 911 and make the reports to 517-335-7858 for non-essential business complaints.