Security Boost for Fulton Courthouse

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Fulton County will finally get the $5.4 million slated to improve security at the county’s Juvenile Court and to create a security command center in the Fulton Court Complex, according to the Superior Court of Fulton County.

As reported here at JJIE.org last week, the money was almost redirected causing the Fulton County Commissioners to postpone the vote.  Wednesday’s 5-2 vote reinstated the funds and ended two weeks of negotiations between the county and judicial leaders.

A federal panel recommended these security improvements in 2006 following Brian Nichols’ shooting spree in which he killed four people, including a judge.

To read the full report and to follow Fulton County’s Superior Court blog, click here.

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