LA attorney resists the call to reopen courts amid COVID-19

LA County courts have been closed due to COVID-19 and protests. Cases are piling up, and hearings might resume later this month. But some say reopening courts now is too soon. Credit: Pixabay.

Nearly 3,000 people have been arrested in LA County since Friday, tied to protests against the police killing of George Floyd. But nearly all of the county’s courtrooms have been closed since March because of COVID-19. That means a backlog of thousands of cases. The courts plan to gradually resume hearings later this month, but some people think that’s too soon.