Los Angeles’s Fox News affiliate reports:
In a sit-down interview with FOX 11, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
Sheriff Villanueva also said he’s adding 1,300 deputies to patrol, that he’s released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails, and criticized how local politicians have handled the messaging behind the numerous stay-at-home orders.
The Sheriff also told FOX 11 he’s obtained 1 million N-95 masks to distribute to local hospitals and police departments. 250,000 were delivered to a medical supply hub in Long Beach on Monday. 125,000 more will be delivered to LAPD. Another 30,000 will be distributed to local police departments.