IMPD, city officials consider curfew for Indy juveniles amidst recent violence

INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis and local police are considering implementing a curfew for juveniles this weekend, following a rash of recent youth violence throughout the city.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigated a shooting around 11:45 p.m. last Saturday night where seven juveniles, ranging in age from 12 to 16, were injured near Circle Center Mall in downtown Indy.

As police continue to investigate , sources now tell FOX59/CBS4 that City and IMPD leaders may implement a juvenile curfew this upcoming weekend to help curb the rampant youth violence. Here is how it would work.

If Indianapolis leaders were to make a curfew announcement for this weekend, necessitating that IMPD officers round up and transport youth to the juvenile center to process them while awaiting parents to arrive for pickup, there would be no penalty for curfew violation beyond the late-night hassle of collecting their kids.

These are the rules:

  • Juveniles under the age of 15 are supposed to be home between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., seven days a week
  • Teens between the ages of 15 and 17 face the same curfew on weeknights, but can stay out until 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Exceptions can be applied for work, school, religious events and exercise of the right to assemble

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