LOS ANGELES — As residents settle in for weeks of isolation, police Chief Michel Moore has told officers he hopes the city’s stay-at-home initiative designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus can be gently enforced.He said most residents were following the “Safer at Home” order, which allows essential businesses to remain open and critical public functions to continue but directs most other people to stay home and avoid gatherings.“Enforcement of it is through awareness, through education, through outreach,” Moore said in a video message and an internal memo to Los Angeles Police Department officers, which also directed the rank-and-file to begin providing security at emergency shelters for the homeless.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.He told officers the city is entering a new phase in its response to the pandemic and could begin to move officers to 12-hour shifts with fewer days off as soon as Monday.That mobilization strategy was last used by the department more than 20-years ago and can be implemented in times of emergency, Moore said.Last week, he directed about half of the LAPD’s detectives to begin working in uniform, so there would be enough officers to handle


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