At the recommendation of law enforcement, Leon County is issuing a curfew effective at 11 p.m. Saturday (May 30) night until 6 a.m. Sunday (May 31), and which will repeat Sunday (May 31) 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Monday (June 1). To protect individuals and property, the countywide curfew was requested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the City of Tallahassee, and the State Attorney's Office.
During the curfew, County residents should remain home; individuals may go to and from work, seek healthcare or emergency veterinary care, or walk a pet on their premises.
"While we respect the right of individuals to peacefully protest, our first obligation is to ensure the safety of our community," said Leon County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge.
A proclamation establishing the curfew will be posted on the Leon County Emergency Information Portal (www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei) shortly. Additionally, the proclamation is attached to this news release.