DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Dallas announced Thursday it will dismiss curfew citations issued to protesters who violated the city’s curfew during protests on May 29-30.
Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot has dismissed similar charges that have already been presented to his office.READ MORE: Mesquite Officer Dies After Shooting Outside Grocery Store
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said this decision does not apply to the people who face riotous, burglary of business or various other misdemeanor offense charges.READ MORE: Officials React To Mesquite Officer Killed On Duty
“Those individuals endangered whole neighborhoods, both people and property,” Chief Hall said in a statement.
Chief Hall said she hopes dismissing the curfew charges will be a signal to the community.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth ISD Hopes To Hire Teachers 'On The Spot,' Offering Huge Incentives
“We have always and still value the right to protest, especially now,” said Hall. Hopefully, this will be viewed as a restorative action and help open the lines of communications with our myriad communities who are hopeful and deserving of real change.”