Last week’s high profile courthouse shooting in Atlanta may spark changes in southwest Florida. A man on trial for rape opened fire Friday in the Fulton County Courthouse killing a judge, a court reporter, and a deputy. A spokesman for southwest Florida’s 20th judicial circuit says security reviews are always on-going. Ken Kellum is a deputy court administrator.
“Security reviews are a normal part of operations for us. But, certainly in the light of what happened up there, we’ll review what we do and make sure it can’t or won’t occur here.”
Kellum says—in the 20th judicial circuit—court security is provided by sheriff’s deputies as well as contractors like Wackenhut and Wells Fargo.
Tuesday, 15 March 2005 00:00