CURFEW ORDER AND PUBLIC TRUST – June 3, 2020
The residents of Los Angeles County are unified in support of the family of George Floyd, and against criminal actions by law enforcement. We stand together in this endeavor. Unfortunately, small groups of individuals seeking to incite violence and looting have disrupted some of the peaceful protests with criminal behavior. These actions forced the need for a curfew throughout Los Angeles County in order to protect life, protect property, and restore order.
Over the past 24 hours, protesters have not allowed criminal behavior to overshadow their message, and law enforcement has been able to isolate and apprehend many individuals involved in criminal behavior.
Consistent with the First Amendment Rights of all citizens, the Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew order from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
While law-enforcement has fully mobilized to protect the community, trust is a two-way street. In doing so, I am signaling my trust in the public, so we can all work together in partnership during these troubling times.