Supervisor wants improved security at Hinds County buildings - - Jackson, MS

Supervisor wants improved security at Hinds County buildings

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Since three Tea Party members managed to get locked inside the Hinds County courthouse after hours on election night, there have been many questions about the public building's security. Thursday, one supervisor requested a review of the facility's access policy.

The incident happened on election night June 3rd. Officials say, access and security cameras that don't record are examples of lax security. An investigation found that a county constable directed them to a door they could enter.

Hinds County supervisor Robert Graham is calling for more oversight. In a statement issued Thursday, Graham said:

"There still needs to be more accountability measures set in place. He wants individuals to know their responsibilities about granting access to the county buildings, especially after hours." Graham also said, "Now is our change to fix it before we find ourselves in a situation that could prove to be life-threatening."

The District 1 supervisor will present this request to the board Monday, July 7th.

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