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Cincinnati curfew in effect at 8 p.m. Tuesday, West Chester curfew at 10 p.m.

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 20:08:58-04

CINCINNATI — A curfew is in effect at 8 p.m. Tuesday for the city of Cincinnati, according to Mayor John Cranley and Chief Eliot Isaac, and in a late meeting Tuesday, West Chester trustees also ordered a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew as protesters moved to the suburb.

Cincinnati's curfew is in place from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Those who are traveling to and from work are exempt from this curfew.

West Chester's curfew will last 30 days, but the township's administrator can reduce it with permission from trustees. People who violate the curfew will be given a warning, otherwise they will be cited for trespassing or disorderly conduct, according to spokesperson Barb Wilson.

In Cincinnati, Metro will suspend service at 8 p.m. in accordance with the curfew.

Bus riders should check Metro's website for schedule times, and no trips beginning after 8 p.m. will run.

Tuesday marks the third straight night Cincinnati has been under a citywide curfew. Cranley implemented the citywide curfew on Sunday after a Cincinnati police officer was struck by a bullet near the University of Cincinnati.

"In the interest of public safety and the safety of our police, I am granting the Chief's request to extend the curfew into tonight. I commend our cops for all their hard work and I appreciate those protestors who continue to behave peacefully," Cranley said in a statement.