The Sacramento City Council Saturday voted to immediately end the curfew that was imposed June 1 after widespread looting and vandalism over two days last weekend.
The deployment of the National Guard, which was sent to the city on June 1, will expire at midnight Saturday.
“We do not want to keep a curfew in place or the guard on our streets a minute longer than necessary,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “The peaceful and powerful demonstrations of the past five days have given me confidence that these measures, which we imposed reluctantly, are no longer needed.”
The City Council and City Manager Howard Chan retain the authority to reinstate the curfew or re-activate the National Guard.