Attorneys no longer allowed to bypass security at Jackson County Courthouse

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Attorneys entering the Jackson County Courthouse will no longer be able to bypass security screenings, according to a letter sent to the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

The change will take effect next Friday, according to the letter from Judge David Byrn.

Byrn said that most courts in the metro don’t allow attorneys to avoid security screenings. He said recent events had moved him to suspend KCMBA courthouse passes temporarily.

He went on to say recent events, such as an attorney cited for bringing a gun to the courthouse earlier this month, moved the court to review its overall security procedures.

“This suspension is temporary, pending further review of policies and procedures,” the letter states.

You can read the order issued by Byrn here.

Editor’s Note: The original story had information that was incorrect and related to a separate issue concerning security screening at the Jackson County jail. This story has been corrected.

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