Some Michigan sheriffs oppose Stay Home expansions

Posted at 7:25 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 21:57:01-04

MICHIGAN — Sheriffs from Michigan's 101st House district say they will be applying Whitmer's Stay Home expansions on a case-by-case basis.

The group stated Wednesday their disappointment with what they feel is a lack of structure that supersedes her power as governor.

"While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restriction that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority." Their statement read. "She has created vague framework of emergency law that only confuse Michigan citizens."

The group suggests people in Michigan get back to work in stages, saying they understand the need for proper social distancing and the use of precautions and those who work outside should be able to easily implement those precautions.

"...we will not have strict enforcement of these orders." The group states. "We will deal with every case as an individual situation and apply common sense in assessing the apparent violation."

The statement is signed by sheriffs from Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee, and Mason Counties.