According to The Express Times, Frantz and Brown pulled the plug on drug and alcohol evaluations for first offenders, without bothering to notify the courts. Result? President Judge Baratta refused to release a DUI Defendant who needed and did not get an evaluation, because he could not be sure whether she presented a danger to herself or others.
Every day an inmate spends in jail costs the County $93. So what Brown and Frantz wanted to do was penny wise and pound foolish. They have since changed course, no doubt due to some exasperation that came from the court.
Government is not a business. But if it were, the persons responsible for this idiocy would be fired.
It also kills me that Brown would refuse to discuss this in advance with the courts. It is one thing to ignore the press. It is quite another to snub an equal branch of government.