- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Some county supervisors have criticized the lack of security screening planned for a symphony gala at the Woodbury County Courthouse.

The Sioux City Journal reports that visitors normally must walk through a scanner and their bags are screened by a metal detector.

Supervisor Rocky De Witt said at the board meeting Tuesday that said not requiring the same for Sioux City Symphony Orchestra guests “sends the wrong message” that symphony guests are more trustworthy than others who enter the courthouse.

De Witt says other groups that booked the courthouse for after-hours events went through security screening.

Sheriff Dave Drew says the courthouse security plan aims to protect county and courtroom employees. He says because they won’t be present at Saturday’s event, security screening won’t be necessary.



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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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