Authorities are installing screening equipment similar to that in airports to scan visitors for guns, knives, mace and other such items. The change comes after a district court judge and the county sheriff said they were worried about the lack of security in suburban courtrooms.
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Enhanced screening intercepts 70 items at suburban Hennepin court locations
The weapons were confiscated during the first week of newly installed security checkpoints in Edina, Minnetonka and Brooklyn Park. Knives, box cutters and pepper spray were among some of the prohibited and dangerous items collected.
Hennepin County judge worried about courtroom security gets reassigned
Judge Lloyd Zimmerman tells KARE-11 his reassignment from civil to family court is "very bad punishment" after he complained about poor security at suburban Minneapolis courtrooms.
New security measures begin at suburban Hennepin County courts
The county board recently voted to install the additional equipment after Judge Lloyd Zimmerman refused to hear cases in the suburbs because of lax security. Zimmerman's concerns were raised several weeks after the shooting in Grand Marais where a prosecutor and witness were critically wounded, the AP reports.
Judge refuses to hear cases in 3 courtrooms, cites weapon risks
A Hennepin County judge is refusing to hear cases in three suburban courtrooms, and is urging his colleagues to do the same, until authorities put security measures in place.
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