- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials are seeking solutions after scores of prospective St. Louis jurors were forced to stand outside in the bitter cold.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1bm4fz8 ) reports that about 750 prospective jurors for St. Louis Circuit Court showed up Monday morning. Each had to be manually checked into the courthouse. The result was that many had to stand outside in single-digit temperatures for up to 15 minutes.

Jury supervisor Joanne Martin says it is one of many headaches since the circuit moved last year from its own program to one run by the Office of State Courts Administrator

State Courts Administrator Greg Linhares says in a statement that the logjam in St. Louis is a serious issue that officials hope to find a way to fix.

___

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide