New citywide curfew law to be introduced

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will introduce a bill Thursday on behalf of the Administration that will reduce the curfew during the school year citywide.

Minors 13 and younger would have to be off the streets by 8 p.m., youths aged 14 and 15 would have a 9 p.m. curfew and teens 16 and older a 10 p.m. curfew.

Parents would also be held accountable and subject to a fine. After a minor is caught violating curfew, a parent will be contacted and fined $75 within ten days. The penalties for violating the proposed curfew law will not exceed $500.

Additionally if parents fail to pick up their children within a reasonable time, the police department will contact the Department of Human Services to initiate an investigation.