Downtown Las Vegas curfew proposal delayed
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas City Council has decided to delay a vote on a curfew proposal for downtown Las Vegas.
The recommending committee voted for a 30-day delay in order to address concerns by residents and council members that the curfew could lead to racial profiling and harassment.
The proposal was proposed by Mayor Carolyn Goodman but residents and council members have expressed concern that the proposal is too broad and could lead to racial profiling and harassment.
The proposal is backed by Las Vegas police and downtown business owners. Backers said the proposal is meant to make downtown safer for adults and underage people who have legitimate reasons to be in the area.
The new curfew would go into effect at 9 p.m. on weekends, which is three hours earlier than the existing, citywide curfew.