Hoover to lift city curfew June 14

Published 4:58 pm Friday, June 12, 2020

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HOOVER – The city of Hoover’s curfew will end at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 14.

The announcement comes nearly two weeks after the Hoover City Council passed an ordinance allowing for the curfew following protests that led to 45 arrests and damage to private property.

“We are all shocked and saddened at the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week and at the manner in which it occurred,” read a statement the city released prior to the implementation of the curfew. “This event has had far-reaching impact and has even affected our own city.”

The curfew was intended to protect residents, visitors and businesses from harm or loss and to allow the Hoover Police Department to focus on the actions needed to provide such protection, according to the initial statement.