Emergency Regulation No. 2021-2-2

In response to the April 12, 2021 civil disturbance, this emergency regulation extends a curfew from 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Proclamation of the Mayor

I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, subject to the authority granted to me pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Ch. 12.29 and Minneapolis Code of Ordinances § 128.50-60 do hereby proclaim the following Emergency Regulation:

Seal of the City of Minneapolis, MN

Whereas, on April 12, 2021, pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Ch. 12.29, and Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (MCO), Section 128.50, I did declare a state of local emergency in response to the civil disturbance and unrest in multiple areas throughout the City of Minneapolis; and

Whereas, pursuant to the emergency declaration, the Mayor is authorized to promulgate emergency regulations pursuant to MCO Section 128.60 to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; and

Whereas, it is my obligation as Mayor of the City of Minneapolis to restore and keep order within the City of Minneapolis to mitigate against and avoid risks of further potential damage to life and property, to reduce disruption to essential public services, to assure continued local governmental operations, to protect the general health and safety of the community, and to organize and direct an orderly recovery and restoration of peace; and

Whereas, despite an ordered curfew during the evening of Monday, April 12, 2021 and the morning of Tuesday, April 13, 2021, there occurred several incidents of civil unrest including numerous curfew violations and the destruction of property in the City of Minneapolis.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby declare pursuant to this emergency regulation that:

  1. That a nighttime curfew is hereby imposed in all public places within the City of Minneapolis, including streets, from 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, and during the hours of curfew, all persons must not travel on any public street or in any public place.
  2. All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and clearly identified media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Minneapolis are exempt from the curfew. Individuals traveling directly to and from work or religious services, and those that are seeking care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt. All individuals, whether exempt or not, must comply with lawful orders from law enforcement.
  3. The Office of the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis shall designate the additional Minneapolis personnel that are exempt from the curfew pursuant to Paragraph 2 above.
  4. The following City-contracted groups and their members are exempt from the curfew: A Mother’s Love, Center for Multicultural Mediation, NACDI (Native American Community Development Institute), Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and T.O.U.C.H. Outreach, C.E.O. (Change Equals Opportunity), Restoration Inc. and We Push for Peace.
  5. For purposes of this emergency regulation, "travel" includes, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to another.
  6. For purposes of this emergency regulation, "public place" means any place, whether on privately or publicly owned property, accessible to the general public, including but not limited to public streets and roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, and unsupervised property.
  7. A violation of this emergency regulation is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 12.45, and MCO Section 1.30.

April 13, 2021

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