Mayor Johnson has signed an emergency declaration giving City Manager Broadnax & Chief Hall authority to institute a curfew beginning May 31st, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The boundaries are Oak Lawn to the north, Riverfront to the west, Corinth to the south, and Peak to the east including downtown, Deep Ellum, the Farmers Market, Cedars, Uptown, and Victory Park. They are working with organizations and partners in these areas to communicate with their residents, businesses, and other stakeholders.
The recommendation is for businesses to close at 5 p.m. so all patrons and employees may avoid harm.
The City of Dallas and DPD continue to respect and protect the rights of peaceful protestors gathering within our city. DPD will have a presence protecting peaceful protestors, residents, and business’ owners, patrons, and employees; managing traffic; and vigilantly looking to remove or control bricks or anything else which may be used to harm people, vandalize or destroy property, or aid in other criminal mischief.
Business owners and residents are strongly urged not to take matters in to their own hands and to call 9-1-1 if they continue to see violence, destruction of personal property, vandalism, or other criminal mischief.
We encourage all residents and visitors to be mindful of the curfew and comply to ensure we may continue to keep residents, business owners & employees, peaceful demonstrators, and first responders safe. Residents or employees who live or work in the curfew area should be prepared to show proof of residency or work credentials if they need to travel in or out of the area while curfew is in effect.
We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and Dallas residents are safest at home and urged to continue exercising personal responsibility and practicing safe social distancing.
All property managers and security companies are asked to remove security vehicles from sight. Security vehicles are a target for those looking to do harm.
Security personnel can be most helpful by reporting what they see and witness. They should not engage with any of the protesters.
Business owners and residents, please do not attempt to proactively defend your property.
Please use the iWatch Dallas app to share videos and report information, including stacks of bricks or items that could be considered harmful to people and/or property, to DPD. They are monitoring it closely and it is working efficiently
Landscape stones, movable furniture, and planters should be temporarily removed (i.e. furniture, stones and planters) that are easily accessible by those looking to do harm.