Guv’s Mask Order Peeled Back by NW LA Law Enforcement

Area law enforcement won’t enforce mask mandate

KTBS-TV3 Shreveport

Most area law enforcement agencies are in agreement: They won’t enforce the governor’s face mask mandate.

The only time they’ll get involved is if a customer, approached about wearing a mask, refuses to leave a business if asked to do so, then that could lead to a charge of trespassing.

The Bossier, DeSoto and Webster sheriffs’ offices and Bossier City Police have issued statements concerning the mask enforcement.

“This is a state mandate, not a law. During the announcement, Gov. (John Bel) Edwards stated clearly that this mandate will not be enforceable by law enforcement agencies,” DeSoto Sheriff Jayson Richardson and Webster Sheriff Jason Parker said in identical social media posts Sunday.

“Law enforcement officers with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and Bossier City Police Department will only become involved when a customer refuses to leave a place of business after requested to do so by management,” said Whittington and Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams.

2 Responses to “Guv’s Mask Order Peeled Back by NW LA Law Enforcement”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    There’s no law to enforce. Law enforcement agencies enforce laws passed by legislative bodies (state legislature, Police jury, city council), not decrees from politicians.

    • Anonymous Says:

      The retailers or restaurants require masks and then refuse admittance to anyone not wearing. If the customer is unruly then law enforcement is called to issue trespass. That’s where law enforcement happens.

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