GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A curfew will be imposed in Green Bay Monday night starting at 9 p.m. and ending on June 3, at 6 a.m., according to Mayor Eric Genrich.
- The curfew encompasses all of the City of Green Bay, within its limits.
- Police action will be directed towards people who are gathering as a mass and/or are engaged in illegal conduct.
- This only pertains to people gathering in groups.
- The curfew is imposed on all residents, regardless of age.
- Police will not pull over residents who are going to work or are otherwise engaged in lawful activity.
- All residents should stay at home after 9 p.m. unless working or are otherwise engaged in lawful activity.
- Protests should conclude by 9 p.m. and may begin after 6 a.m.
The mayor also shared that the following businesses may be open during the curfew, health care entities, manufacturing, offices, and licensed establishments, such as bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. Grocery stores, retailers, and service providers may also be open.
“The city of Green Bay is committed to keeping everyone safe. We understand the gravity of the curfew and the effect on every person. All businesses can remain open as the curfew applies to public places. We strongly encourage all residents to abide by the curfew and we will be in the community to help ease fear, protect property, and ensure the safety of all,” said Commander Warych
The announcement comes after buildings were looted and Green Bay squad cars were damaged Sunday night. Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says some officers had rocks, stones, and bricks thrown at them.
Mayor Genrich made the announcement during a Monday afternoon press conference with Chief Smith, Brown County Sheriff Todd Delain, and other Green Bay officials.
Volunteers and protesters took to the streets Monday morning to clean up the damages, including broken glass at the US Post Office on Monroe Avenue, just a short distance from the Marathon gas station that officers lined up outside late Sunday night.
During the Monday press conference, Mayor Genrich stated officials had been in contact with the National Guard, but a decision on bringing them in has not been made at this time.
This comes after peaceful protests took place within Green Bay. Chief Smith spoke with a crowd Sunday afternoon before walking with them along the protest route. He stated during the press conference that while he supports those peacefully protesting and making their voices heard, those that participate in criminal activity, like damages and looting businesses, will be prosecuted.