Santa Monica officials reported a quiet night Sunday amid a city curfew put in place after violent protests broke out over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday.
“Our community remained largely peaceful and safe throughout the evening,” a city statement said early Sunday. “With the initiation of the curfew last night, our Santa Monica Police Department was present across all areas of our city. The Department responded immediately to one commercial burglary and to one broken window at a business. No arrests were made for violations of the curfew order.”
The curfew was in effect from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
Officials said the Santa Monica Police Department also provided mutual aid in Beverly Hills and Culver City. Two Santa Monica Police vehicles were vandalized, but no officers were hurt.
“Today, you may see some businesses, including the mall, fortify their storefronts to avoid possible damage,” said Lane Dilg, Santa Monica’s interim city manager. “We will continue to monitor the situation through active deployment of the Santa Monica Police Department, as well as ongoing consultation with our community and regional law enforcement partners. We ask that our community remain calm and safe, and that your freedom of expression remain peaceful.”
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