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Posted on: June 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Shorewood not issuing curfew for June 2

May 31 2020 Protest

The Village of Shorewood is not issuing a curfew for tonight (June 2, 2020). While there is no current information at this given time to suggest a large protest going through Shorewood, there is still the possibility of a protest occurring.  The Shorewood Police Department will issue a Nixle Alert (https://local.nixle.com/shorewood-police-department/) or post on the Shorewood Police Department Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Shorewood.Wisconsin.Police.Department) if additional public safety information transpires.

The Village President authorized curfews in previous days to help protect community members from potential civil unrest events and serves as a precautionary measure.  President Allison Rozek states, “We accumulate information during the day that may determine if a protest may occur in our community or a nearby neighborhood.  As a safety precaution, if there is a large group organizing a protest or a credible threat know by our Police Department, we will issue a curfew to get the word out quickly to community members.  We expect protests to be peaceful.  A curfew order is enacted not to give the police any more power or authority, but if protests lead to irresponsible behavior such as gun shots or unsafe driving, public safety officials are able to respond quickly to assure those protesting and other community members are safe. We also need to keep in mind the North Shore Health Department’s Phase B guidelines that discourages mass gatherings and promotes safe distancing practices.” 

We want to share with you the situation report that provides details on the events from the night of June 1, 2020.

The Village will continue to 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 rewald@villageofshorewood.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.


PHOTO CAPTION:  Police officers setting up a protest route at the intersection of Oakland-Capitol on May 31.
PHOTO CREDIT: Professor Pinkerton Xyloma

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