Des Moines Police and Polk County Sheriff’s Department respond to civil unrest in the East Village of Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, May 29, 2020.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Polk County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting on Thursday at 1:00 pm and voted unanimously to rescind the curfew order that took effect on Sunday, May 31, and was amended on June 2, 2020. The order required residents to stay at home between 9:00 pm to 5:00 am

Polk County implemented the curfew order at the request of Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Gov. Kim Reynolds in response to the public disorder and violence that occurred last weekend.

After several nights of peaceful protests and in consultation with law enforcement and all of the Mayors within Polk County, the Board of Supervisors agreed the Amended Curfew Order should be lifted – effective immediately.

Local leaders and law enforcement said they trust that the protests will continue peacefully. A curfew will remain an option that will be implemented only if public disorder, including violence or property destruction, occurs within Polk County.

You May Also Like

Jeff Boeyink Resigns as Governor Terry Branstad’s Chief of Staff

Jeff Boeyink resigned as the chief of staff for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad effective September 6th.

Iowa Legislature Lifts Decades-Old Fireworks Ban

Almost 80 years ago Iowa banned the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks; the Iowa Legislature voted to lift the ban in time for the 4th of July.

Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment Advances In Iowa Senate

A constitutional amendment that says the Iowa Constitution does not secure or protect a right to abortion or abortion funding advances in the Iowa Senate.

Pence Surveys Iowa Flood Damage with Reynolds, Ernst, and Grassley

Vice President Mike Pence visited western Iowa on Friday to survey flood damage with Gov. Kim Reynolds, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley.