The Crowley Police Department had a creative way to tell residents of a parish-wide curfew in Acadia Parish, police cars went around playing the siren from the movie series, “The Purge.”
According to KATC, the curfew starts at 9:00 p.m. and lasts until 6:00 a.m. the next day. The curfew was established to keep the people inside their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Acadia Parish received the worse rating for the rapid spread of the virus. It has been put into place in order try and slow the spread. There is nothing anyone needs to be on the roads besides emergency situations. If you don’t want to comply with the orders of the Sheriff and the Chiefs, you will dealt with accordingly,” the police department posted on their Facebook page.
After several complaints the police department has decided to no longer use the “Purge” siren, or any other type of siren to indicate the start of the curfew. Instead, officers have been instructed to disperse crowds quickly, or ticket them if they refuse to comply.
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