The suspect in last week's shooting at the Cook county courthouse in Grand Marais is expected to be charged in district court today. Police believe Daniel Schlienz shot two men late Thursday afternoon and injured a third. The attack followed Schlienz's conviction for criminal sexual conduct. The violence shocked nearly everyone in the courthouse and the community. It's also renewed focus on security at courthouses around the state.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Hennepin county district judge Kevin Burke to talk about the threats that can face judges, attorneys and others in the court system. Judge Burke is also the president of the American Judges Association.
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