Report on lax security that led to courthouse shootings
The Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday featured a report on the courthouse security problems that helped set the stage for the murders of Judge Rowland Barnes, his court reporter and a deputy sheriff, and the subseqent crime spree of suspect Brian Nichols. “The failures reflect long-standing problems in the department ó rampant absenteeism, conflicting allegiances, a disregard for physical fitness, ineffective management and poor emergency preparedness.” See article below.
None of this comes as a great surprise to those of us who have frequented the Fulton County Courthouse over the years.
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