Dallas Will Dismiss Curfew Charges Against Protesters

Action does not apply to criminal charges related to riotous behaviors, looting, theft, attacks on police and property destruction.

(DALLAS, June 24, 2020) – The City of Dallas will dismiss curfew citations issued to protesters who violated the city’s curfew that occurred May 31 through June 1. Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot has dismissed similar charges that have already been presented to his office. Dallas Chief Reneé Hall said this decision does not apply to the people who face Riotous, Burglary of Business or various other misdemeanor offense charges.

“Those individuals endangered whole neighborhoods, both people and property,” said Chief Hall.

Hall said she hopes dismissing the curfew charges will be a signal to the community. “We have always and still value the right to protest, especially now,” said Hall. Hopefully, this will be viewed as a restorative action and help open the lines of communications with our myriad communities who are hopeful and deserving of real change.”