Social Distancing Crackdown In the United States As US Mayor's Wife Arrested

Social Distancing Crackdown In the United States As US Mayor's Wife Arrested


Social distancing crackdown in the United States which has lead to arrest of US Mayor' wife. The Illinois mayor directed local police to vigorously enforce the state's social distancing order, after reports of residents defying them.


"These are very serious times and I'm begging you to please stay at home," Alton mayor Brant Walker said on Friday.


Less than two days later, Alton police broke up a party at a local bar. The group was "clearly disregarding the executive order and public pleas for compliance", authorities said. It turned out that Mayor Walker's wife was in attendance at the illicit party.

"I am embarrassed by this incident and apologise to the citizens of Alton," Walker said in a statement. "My wife is an adult capable of making her own decisions, and in this instance she showed a stunning lack of judgment".
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