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California Governor Mentions Restricting Funding to LE Agencies That Don’t Enforce His Orders

California Governor Mentions Restricting Funding to LE Agencies That Don’t Enforce His Orders

by Leah AnayaDecember 5, 2020

California – California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently announced a new round of temporary restrictions, by regions this time, expected to affect Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.

The order are set to be put in place as soon as a region’s ICU capacity is below 15% (expected within the next few days in multiple regions). In addition to this was the declaration that he may take funding away from law enforcement agencies if they don’t enforce his stay-at-home orders.

On Thursday following the announcement, Newsom said of those agencies indicating they won’t cooperate with enforcement, “If you’re unwilling to adopt the protocols to support the mitigation and the reduction of the spread of this disease, we’re happy to redirect those dollars to counties that feel differently.”

He also indicated that there has been “overwhelming support” for law enforcement actually enforcing the orders. His current order allows local governments to enact even stricter rules. He did not elaborate on the redirecting of funds.

It’s estimated that these stay-at-home orders, once triggered, will last approximately three weeks.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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