Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Lane County Courthouse inadequate

Dear Editor,
From the perspective of a law enforcement officer, I want to offer a few reasons why our current courthouse is inadequate and why we need to replace it now.
Our deputy sheriffs are charged with serving the circuit courts and providing for the safety of the public, the court staff, the in-custody defendants, and the individuals seeking justice at the Lane County Courthouse. Because of the courthouse’s outdated and inadequate layout, inmates must be moved through public spaces where crime victims and witnesses are waiting. This leads to confrontations, stress, outbursts and even violence – that should . . .

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