Sen. Franken Reintroduces Local Courthouse Safety Act

By KBJR News 1

March 7, 2013 Updated Mar 7, 2013 at 10:58 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- U.S. Sen. Al Franken has reintroduced the "Local Courthouse Safety Act" to improve security at smaller courthouses.

Senator Franken first introduced the legislation following the 2011 shooting at the Cook County Courthouse that injured three, including the Cook County Attorney.

The legislation would address security concerns, like a lack of screening equipment and training at local courthouses, by giving courthouses access to the resources they need to improve security.