DALLAS, Texas — The Dallas Police Department announced that curfew charges against protesters will be dismissed however, other criminal charges including, riotous behaviors, looting, theft, attacks on police, and property destruction are not included in the dismissal.
The City of Dallas had enacted a curfew on May 31 through June 1, 2020. Earlier today, Dallas Chief Reneé Hall announced the dismissal of all curfew citations issued to protesters that occurred during that time.
"This decision does not apply to the people who face riotous, burglary of business or various other misdemeanor offense charges," stated Chief Hall. “Those individuals endangered whole neighborhoods, both people and property.”
Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot has already dismissed similar charges that have been presented to his office, according to the department.
"We have always and still value the right to protest, especially now," stated 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.”