US: Bellevue, WA police issue app to collect neighbour complaints about lockdown violators
After police in Bellevue, WA were inundated with calls from local residents reporting suspected violations of the state's week-old stay-at-home order, they asked the public to use the MyBellevue app instead, to keep 911 lines open for emergencies. The police added that they have no plans to charge or arrest violators, but will visit reported hot spots in order to educate the public about the rules. Residents are required to remain at home but there are exceptions for essential industries, trips to the doctor or grocery store, and distance-preserving walks around the neighbourhood.
Writer: Monica Nickelsburg