How Cleveland Police are enforcing the stay at home order

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CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Since Governor Bill Lee issued a stay at home order, many people are wondering how law enforcement will respond.

The Cleveland Police department is working hard to keep their community safe.

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They’re asking their residents to comply with the order.

Violators could face severe penalties including a misdemeanor.

Cleveland Police Public Information Officer Evie West told us “We have the choice of either issuing a citation or an arrest but those are extreme cases. We obviously have been issuing warnings to people and I think there is a lot of people that aren’t real sure of what they can do. I think the order is very clear.”