There have been occasional incidents where someone with anger on their mind made it to the third floor but its rare. The bigger problem is the unsightly and potentially dangerous use of the lobby as the gathering spot for defendants, their friends and family, lawyers, media looking for the perp walk and others visiting City Hall for other reasons.
City Hall LobbyWith the court security nearby, it's rarely a huge issue, but a more orderly way to get defendants in the building is needed as that is the most likely flash point. Rooms for lawyers and clients would help too.
The problem is total security subjects all and you lose the use of the front door.
There are schematics drawn, but so far little agreement on the best solution.
Better security cameras wouldn't hurt. There are currently none on the third floor, something staff is aware of, although years ago there were. That time I dropped money on the sidewalk, it was all on camera, but the resolution was so low you couldn't see who picked it up.
Does Watertown City Hall Have Enough Security? | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News