A citywide curfew is being enforced to keep people safe when thousands attend the Detroit Target Fireworks.
The curfew is in effect from 6 p.m. on Monday, June 25 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26. During that time, everyone 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents need to have identification on-hand, according to Lt. Renee Hall, Commanding Officer of Tactical Operations for the Detroit Police Department.
Minors who violate the rules of the curfew will be taken into police custody and their parents will be notified. Both minors and parents or guardians will be issued tickets.
Lt. Hall says the fireworks are geared toward family and fun, but there have been some challenges with youth in past years. This curfew is designed as a tool to help keep the revelers safe.
The one exception is that minors are permitted to travel to work and organized sports activities.