Cleveland Council Considers Earlier Curfew For Younger Teens

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland City Council is considering an earlier curfew for 13- and 14-year-olds.

The curfew would be moved up from eleven p-m to 9:30 p-m under a proposal council is scheduled to consider tonight.

Parents whose children violate curfew would face penalties ranging from community service to 30 days in jail and a 250-dollar fine.

Councilman Kevin Conwell says he's hearing more complaints from residents about unruly kids in Cleveland's neighborhoods. His Public Safety Committee also is planning to discuss parental
responsibility laws and will solicit input from residents.

A police commander says if the curfew measure passes, he plans to organize a sweep to show that the city is serious about enforcing it.