DA asks why NM courthouse entrances remain open

District Attorney Matt Chandler
District Attorney Matt Chandler

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - The district attorney is questioning why no action has been taken on a resolution to close some Curry County courthouse entrances for security.

The Clovis News Journal through a public records request obtained emails exchanged recently between District Attorney Matt Chandler and County Manager Lance Pyle.

Chandler asked why the county had not implemented an August 2009 resolution that would close all but one courthouse entrance in Clovis.

Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler says there's no budget for the closures.

He says the commission was awaiting results of last November's bond election calling for a new courthouse.

Caleb Chandler says that when the bond issue was defeated, a courthouse security committee directed Pyle to find out how much courthouse security measures would cost.

Caleb Chandler is Matt Chandler's father.

Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com