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Courthouse Security

The Courthouse Security topic covers the latest in tactics and technology used to keep courtrooms safe during legal proceedings. Some stories involve bailiffs, marshals, and deputies, but others may focus on trial media coverage. Whether the seats in the courthouse are occupied by gang members or a victim’s family members, the courtroom is a tinderbox ready to be set alight when the judge or jury reaches a verdict.
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Bomb-sniffing dog alerts positively to package outside D.C. courthouse

By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON- A federal courthouse within sight of the Capitol... - Full Story


Authorities investigating how loaded gun ended up in cellblock at busy D.C. courthouse

The Associated Press WASHINGTON- Investigators were trying to determine how a loaded handgun got into... - Full Story


Ga. inmate dies after failed courthouse escape that left deputy wounded

By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON, Georgia- An inmate died at a hospital early Tuesday... - Full Story


Inmate killed in struggle after shooting N.C. deputy

The Associated Press Editor’s Note: A P1 member has brought to our attention that it was not a deputy... - Full Story


Chicago courtroom shut down after man escapes marshals

The Associated Press CHICAGO- A federal courthouse was locked down Thursday and the courtrooms sealed... - Full Story


Judge shot in Nev. courthouse; SWAT moves in

The Associated Press RENO, Nevada- A family court judge was shot and wounded as he stood near a third-floor... - Full Story


Deputy alleges security violations in Atlanta courthouse shooting

By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer Read Chuck Remsberg's related PoliceOne column, “The Lessons of... - Full Story


Ga. courthouse where judge, court reporter were killed still needs better security

By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer ATLANTA- The downtown courthouse that was the site of a deadly... - Full Story


Police find assault weapon in parking lot near the Supreme Court

The Associated Press WASHINGTON- Police are investigating a loaded assault weapon found in a parking... - Full Story


Man under arrest flees in second major escape this month in Atlanta

The Associated Press ATLANTA- A man arrested on drug and weapons charges fled from a police van Tuesday,... - Full Story

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Courthouse Security Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
Klugie's Correctional Corner Klugie's Correctional Corner
with Gary T. Klugiewicz