Fla. Sheriff: Sex Offenders Not Welcome in Polk County Shelters

Hurricane Irma: Polk sheriff warns IDs will be checked at evacuation shelters

Hurricane Irma: Polk sheriff warns IDs will be checked at evacuation shelters

"We are encouraging those with active warrants to turn themselves into the Polk County Jail-it is a safe and secure facility", she said.

"We can not and we will not have innocent children in a shelter with sexual offenders and predators".

He was referring to criticism that followed a string of tweets from his office Wednesday morning saying that anyone with an outstanding warrant would not be admitted to shelters during Hurricane Irma. One of the things that he mentioned was the banning of sex offenders in every shelter. "Most people with outstanding warrants are dealing with low-level and nonviolent offenses", the statement read, posing no risk to people seeking refuge in emergency shelters.

In anticipation of the hurricane and people being ordered to evacuate, he announced that his officers would be checking for warrants at shelters and arresting anyone who had them.

"I tell the ACLU, grab all those people up and take them home with you", Judd said.

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For reference, someone can be issued a warrant for not paying a parking ticket.

Arpaio, a former sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, was found guilty of criminal contempt for allegedly defying a judge's 2011 order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. He also stated sheriff's deputies would escort anyone with a warrant to the Polk County Jail. There are 47 public shelters in the county, but they have not yet been opened to accept hurricane evacuees. "Good job", said another Twitter user.

But if you're a sex offender, authorities say an Irma shelter is not the place for you.

Horstman said Judd's use of Twitter is appropriate in communicating a policy that's the same for people fleeing Irma this weekend as it was for people fleeing Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne in 2004.

"It's a tragedy, we'll need to rebuild both islands".

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