MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police on Monday, April 6 warned of charges against violators of Governor Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order who commit crimes following several violent incidents over the weekend.
In a news release, MPD said over the weekend, there was an increase in violent crime, including 9 non-fatal shootings and two homicides.
"Many of these incidents could have been prevented if the suspect or the victim would have stayed home," MPD said in the release.
MPD officials said individuals who are out, who commit crimes will be arrested for violating the governor’s order, along with the crime the individual was initially arrested for. Individuals who are out for nonessential reasons and are involved in activity that leads to their victimization, or to the victimization of another, will be arrested for violating the governor’s order.
"The Milwaukee Police Department will continue to protect and serve; however, we will not gamble with the lives of our residents or with the lives of our officers who selflessly go out
to assist our community in making Milwaukee a safer place to live, work and raise a family," MPD said in the release.
MPD officials said they had been working with several community and intergovernmental partners to educate residents on the importance of abiding by Governor Tony Ever’s “Safer at Home” order.
"We sincerely thank all of our community members who are abiding by the order and are staying home unless out for essential activities," MPD said in the release.