Monday, February 22, 2021

NorCo Court Admin: Manwaring Must Bar Constables and Cops From Secretarial Areas

I've written before about a recent Controller's audit of Magisterial District Judge Roy Manwaring. The report, which you can read in its entirety here, flagged Manwaring for allowing constables and police officers to use the secretarial area. This is a violation of a 2012 internal control memo from the Court Administrator indicating that no one, other than magisterial district court employees, should be permitted in an area giving them access to cash and financial records.  Judge Manwaring, however, that he would refuse this recommendation because it "would create an additional burden on myself and my staff." Well, it looks like he's going to have to bear the load. 

During a meeting of Northampton County Council last week, Court Administrator Jermaine Greene said he and Presidenty Judge Michael Koury, Jr., "agree with the Controller. It is going to be taken care of in a timely manner." 

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