Torrance Declares Local Emergency and Enacts Curfew Beginning at Midnight
TORRANCE, Calif., May 30, 2020- Due to civil unrest in adjacent cities in Los Angeles County, and planned protests in Torrance and the greater South Bay, City Manager LeRoy J. Jackson, acting as the Director of Emergency Services declares the existence of a local emergency in the City of Torrance. In addition, to ensure the safety of citizens, visitors, and law enforcement personnel, the City of Torrance is imposing an overnight curfew from Sunday, May 31st at 12 a.m. Except for May 31, the curfew will be in effect every day between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. during the state of local emergency.
The curfew declares that no person shall be upon the public street, avenue, alley, park, way, or other public place or unimproved public realty within the City of Torrance. This curfew shall not apply to:
- Police officers, peace officers, firefighters, the National Guard or other military personnel, or other emergency personnel,
- Authorized representatives of any news service, newspaper, or radio or television station or network.
- People going directly to and from their place of employment.
- Essential workers
The Torrance Police Department has deployed extra staffing throughout the City and will be highly visible while enforcing the curfew. Any person not abiding by this declaration is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to punishment in accordance with Torrance Municipal Code section 16.2.13 or Government Code section 8665.