Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday, May 31, issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a nightly curfew, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. That curfew will expire on Monday, June 8, at 5 a.m. unless further extended.
Exemptions include law enforcement, authorized emergency responders, and media. People are allowed in public to travel to and from work, seek medical care, attend religious services, or patronize private businesses. Businesses are permitted to be open under the governor’s curfew.
The Tucson Police Department will direct its resources for enforcement of this curfew to those areas where the incidents of violence and criminal damage took place Friday and Saturday nights. Violating the curfew is a Class 1 misdemeanor, carrying up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine, in addition to any other charges that might be levied against those arrested.