Los Angeles, CA–During his daily briefing held via Facebook live today Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that police will not be penalizing people during these coronavirus times for expired registration as well as license.
Mayor Garcetti also addressed the rumors that LAPD were now stopping people and inquiring on where they are going. “Shelter in place” orders have been enacted in the county of Los Angeles where residents are ordered to stay in their home to help “flatten the curve” and the spread of the coronavirus.
The LAPD also responded to those rumors in a tweet:
“We’ve heard the rumors, so let’s put an end to them. No, the LAPD is not stopping or ticketing people for exercising outdoors. Spreading false rumors during this time does no good.”
During his live stream Wednesday evening Garcetti also announced the closure of Runyon Canyon due to public health concerns. The popular hiking trail has drawn large crowds of people despite social distancing concerns.
Watch the full video below: