The Christian County Court System and Christian County Sheriff’s Office are working together to incorporate video teleconferencing in for some criminal court appearances. The system was tested for the first time during court proceedings on Wednesday.
Christian County Resident Circuit Judge Brad Paisley played a big role in putting the system in place. He says video court appearances have been in the works since the beginning of the year, and there is no cost to the Christian County taxpayers for implementing the service.
Paisley says the use of video will save some Sheriff’s Department manpower needed to transport those people from the jail to the courthouse. There are also safety issues that can be resolved through video court appearances.
Paisley says defendants have the right to be in court for certain types of appearances, but he hopes when the video system can be used, it will streamline court proceedings.