LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The curfew has been lifted in Louisville, where many people have been charged with refusing to stop their nighttime protests after a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he allowed the curfew to expire as of 6:30 a.m. Monday.
“The curfew served its purpose of helping ensure that most people were home safe by 9 p.m., because our past experience had shown that most violence and destruction occurs after dark,” the mayor’s statement said.
“We sadly saw some violence, including the shooting of two police officers, one of whom remains hospitalized, dealing with complications of his injuries. But we believe the curfew helped, by ensuring fewer people were out late in the day.”
Fischer said barriers and traffic restrictions set up downtown last week will remain but will be assessed daily.