Polk County extends 9 p.m. curfew until further notice

DES MOINES, Iowa- A curfew put in place in Polk County due to civil unrest, has been extended until further notice. The Polk County Board of Supervisors has approved the curfew starting at 9 p.m. thru 5 a.m. It applies to all individuals except those who are traveling to and from work during those hours, those who require medical assistance or have a legitimate family emergency and those taking part in official religious observances.

All others in Polk County are to remain in their place of residence during the hours the curfew is in effect.

Polk Count authorizes any peace officer, when in full and distinctive uniform or displaying a badge or other insignia of authority, to arrest without warrant any person violating or attempting to violate this Curfew Order.

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