All Los Angeles County Superior Courthouses, including the one at 300 E. Walnut St. in Pasadena, are closed Monday following another day of sometimes violent protests and looting.
Presiding Judge Kevin Brazile said in a statement Sunday night he made the decision “out of an abundance of caution … to protect the safety of the public, judicial officers and employees. This is not a decision I make lightly. But public safety is always our paramount concern.”
Los Angeles County implemented a curfew from 6 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday to try to discourage gatherings that have recently turned rowdy in response to the death of George Floyd, who stopped breathing while being arrested by Minneapolis Police on May 25.
About 80 percent of L.A. County courthouses have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clerk’s office services are scheduled to resume June 15 “with a revised service model that prioritizes telephonic and online services, and appointments to meet in-person with court personnel, in order to achieve social distancing protocols,” according to a Superior Court statement.