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Sheriff's Office: Two people impersonated as officers to enforce 'Safer at Home' order in Wisconsin

Posted: 8:22 AM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 22:13:40-04
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Gov. Evers' 'Safer at Home' order for the state of Wisconsin went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and one Wisconsin sheriff's office is already warning of a scam.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office received two reports Tuesday of a person impersonating an officer to "check the 'Safer at Home' status" of a driver.

The sheriff's department is following suit to what Gov. Evers said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon, by saying they will not be conducting traffic stops for this reason.

Gov. Evers said police departments will not be pulling over anyone who is driving while the order is in effect to ask where they are traveling. The only time law enforcement may become involved in the enforcement of the order is in cases where groups of people are gathering, or where restaurants and nonessential business are functioning as normal.

The 'Safer at Home' order will be in effect for the state of Wisconsin until 8 a.m. on April 24.

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