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Courthouse’s new security measures add estimated 30 minutes to entrance time

Posted Mar 11, 2013 9:00 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Following criticism by the county sheriff, a Wisconsin courthouse has amped up its security measures.

And, as a result, it's taking longer for those with business to do at the Milwaukee County courthouse to get where they're going, reports the Journal Sentinel.

Even before the security measures, which include removing shoes, were instituted, it could take a while to get into the courthouse during the morning and lunch hour crunch. But now, advised Clerk of Circuit Court John Barrett in a Friday announcement, it would be a good idea to arrive 30 minutes early.

Doing so, he said, will "help alleviate the stress and tensions that result from the fear of being late for court."

A WUWM story says the new security measures also including removing belts and revealing the waistbands of trousers.

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Sheriff sends undercover officer to courthouse with gun; she makes it through 6 checkpoints"

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