The Division of Justice despatched a letter Friday warning Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti against maintaining COVID-19 lockdowns in place for much longer, calling the plan “illegal” and “arbitrary.”
“Stories of your current public statements point out that you simply advised the potential for long-term lockdown of the residents within the metropolis and county of Los Angeles, whatever the authorized justification for such restrictions,” Eric S. Dreiband, an assistant lawyer basic wrote, based on the Los Angeles Occasions. “Any such method could also be each arbitrary and illegal.”
Whereas some states like Georgia are already opening up retailers and eating places, Los Angeles officers have warned that their metropolis might proceed to impose harsh lockdowns till August. The town has to this point suffered greater than 43,000 infections and at the very least 2,049 deaths.
In a press convention Friday, Garcetti defended his method.
“Collectively, with science, the numbers will all the time information us ahead,” he stated. “We had been in a position to do that and save lives … There’s nothing else. There’s no video games, there’s nothing else happening.”