Video, audio equipment banned in Bartholomew courthouse

Bartholomew County officials don’t want the public taking photos or videos inside of the county courthouse anymore.

Sheriff Matt Myers made a notice today saying that that devices including cell phones or any other audio or video recording equipment will be banned starting on Jan. 1st. He said the notice was made on behalf of the county judges.

The prohibition would not apply to staff of the courts, prosecutors, county clerk, law enforcement officers or attorneys. The notice also states that this change deviates from the normal public schedule for adopting such rules.

The new rules have a public comment period that lasts until Dec. 15th. If you want to make a comment, you can contact Judge Jim Worton at the courthouse. He can be reached at 234 Washington Street, Columbus, IN 47201-6750 or by email at [email protected]