Thursday December 5, 2019
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Curfew Ordinance Difficult to Enforce

After the chaos that occurred at Mall St. Matthews last month, people have been questioning the city’s curfew. According to the curfew ordinance, a minor cannot be out without a parent or guardian from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday through Friday and 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

According to Louisville Metro Police, this is a tricky law to enforce. If the police were to find a minor violating the curfew ordinance, state law says that a minor cannot be taken into custody for this violation alone. However, the county can fine the parents up to $500 for the violation.

Currently, some city leaders are trying to get the state law changed so that police can enforce the curfew more effectively.

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