Tighter Security Coming After Courtroom Brawl

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Scott County Justice Center plans to
tighten security after a courtroom brawl last week.
Scott County Sheriff Bobby Hammons says the justice center doesn't plan on added officers. Instead, he says all defendants will now be restrained.
The sheriff says changes are coming after 30-year-old Peter Hafer punched his attorney last Monday while they stood before a judge. Hafer's punch knocked attorney Doug Crickmer unconscious to the ground.
Hammons says other upgrades are also on the way.
Last November, security cameras were installed. By April 1, the
sheriff says more cameras will be put in and there will be weapons
scanners in the lobby.

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