Los Angeles County will not enforce countywide curfew Thursday night
Los Angeles County will not implement a countywide curfew Thursday night, though municipalities still have the authority to enact one. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Los Angeles County will not implement a countywide curfew Thursday night.
“Based upon current situational awareness and the recent pattern of peaceful actions by protesters, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will no longer enforce a curfew,” said LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Twitter.
The city of Los Angeles will also not implement a curfew Thursday night.
Cities within LA County still have the authority to implement their own curfews. Santa Clarita’s and Beverly Hills’ curfews from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday are still in place.
The remaining curfews still do not apply to law enforcement, people traveling for business purposes, unsheltered individuals and first responders.
The LAPD arrested thousands since curfews started Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of LA, LA County and the city of San Bernardino on Wednesday, stating that the curfews violated First Amendment rights and the freedom of movement.