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Well being inspectors get police escorts after threats

Milwaukee officials say the Department of Health inspectors will now have police escorts when enforcing orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Continuing coverage: Wisconsin coronavirus Wisconsin reported at least 7,090 new positive cases and a record-breaking 92 new deaths on Tuesday. At least 2,741 Wisconsinites have died since the pandemic began. Marlewa Jackson, Milwaukee’s interim health commissioner, said health inspectors receive death threats while enforcing instructions on wearing face masks, social distancing and large gatherings. Police officers will now escort inspectors if they respond to business The Department has set a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Serbian Hall on Saturday. Alderman Mark Borkowski represents Milwaukee’s 11th district. “To be honest, I’m outraged,” he said. “Our health department is doing the best they can. We have to trust them. They are the experts. I understand that people don’t like the rules, but they are the ones who make the rules.” Trump supporters were upset when their rally ended abruptly. “It’s ridiculous to have essentially an outrage when essentially a death threat is made,” Borkowski said. “I hope it doesn’t get to the point where something has to be drastic. They are just doing their job.” The health department said Serb Hall received four $ 500 quotes for violations of capacity limits, face mask requirements, and social distancing and participants failing to sit. “As for the Serbian hall, I’m not sure they should get another permit for another activity like this,” said Borkowski. Mayor Tom Barrett was asked about the threats during a press conference Tuesday. “We won’t tolerate that,” he said. “These are people who are trying to protect the health and safety of our residents.” Jackson said members of the Ministry of Health met with Serbian Hall managers on Friday while the rally was in the planning stage and size and seating were all required to ensure Serb Hall compliance with regulations, “she said on Tuesday. “When the inspectors tried to document the violations, they were pushed and harassed. During this process, our inspectors were verbally abused. They definitely had some very difficult conversations. “Barrett added that the threats” totally cross the line. “The Milwaukee Police Department said they are investigating at least one threat to the Milwaukee Health Department. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the threat has been asked to call the police at 414-935-7360.” MPD will work with the Police Health Department to ensure the safety of its members, “the department said. Sign up for coronavirus email notifications from WISN. Receive breaking news alerts using the WISN 12 app. Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Milwaukee leaders say health department inspectors will now have police escorts when enforcing orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Continuing coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Wisconsin reported at least 7,090 new positive cases and a record-breaking 92 new deaths on Tuesday.

At least 2,741 Wisconsinites have died since the pandemic began.

Milwaukee Interim Health Commissioner Marlaina Jackson said health inspectors receive death threats while enforcing instructions on wearing face masks, social distancing and attending large gatherings.

Police officers will now accompany the inspectors as they respond to companies.

The health department suspended a rally in support of President Donald Trump at Serb Hall on Saturday.

Alderman Mark Borkowski represents Milwaukee’s 11th District.

“To be honest, I’m outraged,” he said. “Our health department is doing the best they can. We have to trust them. They are the experts. I understand that people don’t like the rules, but they are the ones who make the rules.”

Trump supporters were upset when their rally ended abruptly.

“It’s ridiculous to have essentially an outrage when essentially a death threat is made,” Borkowski said. “I hope it doesn’t get to the point where something has to be drastic. You’re just doing your job.”

The health department said that four $ 500 quotes were issued to Serb Hall for violations of capacity limits, face mask requirements, social distancing and non-sedentary attendees.

“As for Serb Hall, I’m not sure they should get another permit for another activity like this,” said Borkowski.

Mayor Tom Barrett was asked about the threats during a press conference Tuesday.

“We won’t tolerate that,” he said. “These are people who are trying to protect the health and safety of our residents.”

Jackson said health ministry members met with Serbian hall managers on Friday while the rally was in the planning stages.

“We were very clear that masks, social distancing, crowd and seating must be part of Serb Hall’s compliance,” she said on Tuesday. “When the inspectors tried to document the violations, they were pushed and harassed. During the process, our inspectors were verbally abused. They definitely had some very difficult conversations.”

Barrett added that the threats “completely cross the line”.

Milwaukee Police Department said they are investigating at least one threat to the Milwaukee Health Department.

No arrests were made.

Anyone with information about the threat was asked to call the police at 414-935-7360.

“MPD will work with the health department to ensure the safety of its members,” the ministry said.

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