Apr 29, 2013 8:37 AM by AP/CS

Vermilion courthouse security funding at issue

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will try to hash out how it will pay for court-ordered security at the parish courthouse this week.

Earlier this month, state District Judge Edward D. Rubin ordered parish officials - including Sheriff Michael Couvillon, police jurors and District Attorney Mike Harson - to come up with a plan to guard the courthouse.

Rubin wrote the order following an inspection this year of the courthouse by a grand jury, which found security "insufficient" for visitors and for people who work there.

Police Jury President Nathan Granger tells The Advocate the Courthouse Committee and other governing committees are scheduled to meet Wednesday "to iron things out."

Granger said the jury needs to consider the needs of all of those who work in the courthouse.


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