As residents of in the Corridor have shifted their routines in response to social distancing guidelines and closure orders from Gov. Kim Reynolds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, area law enforcement agencies are adapting, too.
In a typical day, the city of Coralville offers up plenty of chances for police officers to be busy, said Police Chief Shane Kron.
Motorist assists. Shoplifting at the mall. Car unlocks. School and day care visits. Fender benders. But these are not typical days.
“All of that has gone away,” Kron said.
Law enforcement officials said they’ve changed how they respond to some calls and recalculated what warrants a traffic stop. Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Grady even issued a court order giving officers his approval to cite and release offenders on crimes that previously would have landed them in jail.
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