The Los Angeles Superior Court is launching a comprehensive Video Appearance Project in 32 courtrooms in 17 courthouses in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County law enforcement agencies in an effort to to promote social distancing in the nation’s largest trial court.
Individuals facing arraignment on criminal charges in Los Angeles County must consent to the Webex video appearance. The use of 13 Sheriff’s Department hubs will significantly reduce the number of Sheriff’s Department transports to county courthouses.
However, if the arrestees do not consent, the Sheriff’s Department transports them to the courthouse for an arraignment with social distancing measures required under LASC Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile’s General Order.
Go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20-NR-VIDEO-APPEARANCE-PROJECT-AND-FACT-SHEET.pdf for full details.