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Detroit police: Department staffer has died from coronavirus


A dispatcher at the Detroit Police Department has died from COVID-19. The news emerged Tuesday as Michigan's stay-at-home order kicked in to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has barred employers from requiring workers to leave their homes unless necessary to protect life or conduct minimum basic operations. 

There are exceptions, including grocery stores. In northern Michigan, Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin said deputies will investigate complaints about people violating Whitmer's order but "there will not be any arrests" Other police agencies have offered similar messages.