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Mayor cancels curfew for Saturday night in Omaha

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 13:35:38-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has rescinded the Emergency Order that imposed an overnight curfew for June 5 and June 6.

"Last night we saw a peaceful and orderly city which allows for the curfew to be lifted a day early," Stothert said. "I thank and appreciate the citizens of Omaha for your actions that allow this decision to be made today. Your safety is our first priority, please remain careful."

Police reported that no arrests were made on Friday night while numerous demonstrations were happening throughout the city.

Stothert notified the City Council of her decision to rescind the order, and Omaha Police Department Chief Todd Schmaderer is said to support the decision.

The State of Emergency Proclamation, initially issued on May 31, and extended by the City Council remains in effect until June 9. It allows the mayor to take other emergency actions if necessary.