The Village of Shorewood is issuing a mandatory curfew for tonight starting at 9 p.m. (June 1, 2020) until 5:30 a.m. (June 2, 2020). Based on last night’s events and information provided to the Village, there is a chance for more protests to occur in Shorewood and anticipate for them to be peaceful. The curfew is needed to help protect community members from potential civil unrest events and serves as a precautionary measure. All businesses that are open to the public should remain closed during the curfew time frame. We encourage people to continue following the North Shore Health Department guidelines at all times.
We want to share with you the situation report that provides details on the events from the night of May 31, 2020. Originally, the route for protesters allowed them to freely march into Shorewood on Oakland Ave. up to Capitol Dr. However, the group suddenly diverted and rerouted themselves eastbound on Edgewood Ave. Officers quickly redeployed their positions to make Edgewood Ave. a safe route for the group to proceed. The Village thanks the hundreds men and women who demonstrated peacefully and safely. The Village thanks the police officers for their service last night providing the protesters a safe place to express their freedom of speech.
Moving forward, the Village will make a determination if a curfew is needed by 5:00 p.m. so that members of the public have time to plan accordingly. Community members can learn about daily curfews by visiting the Village’s website (scroll down to News and Events on main page) or visiting the Village’s Facebook page. Any questions about the curfew should contact Village Manager Rebecca Ewald at 414-847-2701 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For reference, Wisconsin State Statute 323-14(4)(b) outlines the Chief elected official’s authority to act in time of an emergency. Village Code 115-3(B)(1) relays the Village President’s authority on curfews in consultation with the Village Manager or Police Chief in the absence of the Village Manager.