There are new questions about the curfew put in place by the mayor after the riots. Did she have the authority? And why was it for the entire city?
Public defenders are challenging the Baltimore mayor’s authority to impose a citywide curfew after last month’s riots stemming from the death of Freddie Gray.
The citywide curfew was lifted Sunday as demonstrations remained peaceful. On Friday, the state’s attorney announced charges against six city officers for their roles in the death of Freddie Gray. It’s a move many demonstrators were calling for.
Baltimore is still under a state of emergency days after violence erupts in the city.
Multiple police agencies and the National Guard are stationed around Baltimore to help keep order and enforce the city-wide curfew.
The curfew and fears of more violence are taking its toll on businesses across the region.
Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet Wednesday morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.
President Barack Obama said the Baltimore riots show that police departments need to hold officers accountable for wrongdoing “instead of just the closing-ranks approach that all too often we see.”
The mayor has instituted a city-wide curfew that will go into effect Tuesday night, starting at 10 p.m.
It’s been an interesting year in Baltimore, with some local stories taking the national spotlight, especially with local athletes.
The western Maryland city of Hagerstown is enacting a tougher juvenile curfew that makes parents subject to fines.
The city of Hagerstown is considering a tougher juvenile curfew amid complaints from residents about kids committing crimes.