Montgomery City Council votes against teen curfew

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The ​Montgomery City Council voted ​4-3 against a​n​ ordinance that would have kept teenagers off the streets late at night​ in hopes of curtailing crime.​

The ​controversial ​ordinance would have required teens ​17 and younger ​to be off the streets ​from11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday​, and by midnight on Friday and Saturday​.

The decision was made during Tuesday’s council meeting after the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) Chief Ernest Finley presented data that ​the MPD gathered for three months ​that he says revealed there’s no need for a curfew.