Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes

Mar 19, 2015

Many law enforcement agencies are charged with revenue generation, but there are pitfalls to that approach.
Credit City of Frankfort

The City of Frankfort has recently made some changes to streamline the way its municipal court handles cases. The goal is to handle more of them and generate more revenue.

But on the heels of an investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri legal system showing widespread problems from doing similar things, might there be unintended consequences?

Mayor Chris McBarnes says the city isn’t looking for its court to be a major revenue generator, but he does want it to be more of a deterrent for scofflaws.

He’d also like to see larger problems, including drug use and domestic violence, better combated by increased vigilance.

We dig into those issues and more on this week's show.