UPDATED June 5
Mayor Joe Hogsett reinstated the curfew order [PDF] for Marion County effective Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. on both evenings. IMPD will continue to engage residents with an education first approach, however violation of the curfew order is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines worth up to $10,000.
UPDATED June 3
Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced he does not plan to extend the curfew order for Marion County for the nights of Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4. However, the City plans to reinstate the curfew order for the nights of Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 to address public safety needs of planned weekend gatherings.
In a statement, Mayor Hogsett said, “For the safety of what we believe will be much larger demonstrations this weekend, and given the violence and property damage we experienced this past weekend, we intend to reinstate the curfew order for Friday and Saturday. I do not make this decision lightly, but it is my belief it will better allow our city to preserve this promising peace.”
UPDATED June 2
Mayor Joe Hogsett has issued an executive order [PDF] that extends the current curfew from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. June 3. In a statement, Mayor Hogsett said, “On a day designated for the exercise of the people’s power over their government, it is vital that we do our part to protect that exercise amid a challenging time for our city and our nation.” He thanked Marion County residents who abide by these orders, as well as members of law enforcement.
After another night of mayhem downtown, Mayor Joe Hogsett has extended the curfew order [PDF] for Marion County. The curfew will begin at 8 p.m. on June 1 and last until 4:00 a.m. on June 2. Violation of the curfew order is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines worth up to $10,000. During the curfew, no person may travel public streets or be in public places in Marion County. Exceptions to the order include individuals traveling directly to or from work, seeking medical care, or fleeing from dangerous circumstances; law enforcement; members of the news media; federal, state, or local public officials conducting necessary work; and individuals experiencing homelessness. An additional exception for election-related activities has been added to the executive order.