Beverly Hills will prosecute curfew violators

Protest and unrest continue to impact American cities, most recently after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Now, the affluent City of Beverly Hills has made clear it intends to enforce its curfew restrictions with criminal charges.

On August 24, more than two dozen people were charged with misdemeanors for violating curfew during the protests back in June. The city cited an emergency ordinance banning loud gatherings of more than 10 people after 9 p.m.

Los Angeles and other cities have declined to prosecute nearly identical cases. A defense attorney involved in the Beverly Hills cases called the decision to prosecute “outrageous.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.