[Ed. – Jones won’t be the only sheriff pursuing this sensible course. Law enforcement doesn’t have the resources for this enforcement, just to start with. Nor is there going to be a plus-up in the “defund police” environment.]
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says his deputies won’t be out to enforce the statewide mask mandate handed down by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday.
Still, Sheriff Jones says his deputies will be complying with the mandate to the extent feasible and urged citizens to do the same.
“However, due to the minor nature of the offense, the potential for negative outcomes during enforcement encounters, and anticipating the various ways in which the order may be violated, it would be inappropriate for deputies to criminally enforce the Governor’s mandate,” Jones said in a statement on Friday.