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Push to ban cell phones in Hamilton County Courthouse

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A new push to ban cell phones in the Hamilton County Courthouse is expected to be introduced Wednesday.

Cincinnati City Council will consider a resolution to support a policy banning the public from using phones saying victims and witnesses may be threatened by the filming or photographing their presence in court, and that using cell phones may have a chilling effect on witness testimony in criminal cases.

According to the resolution, the move is meant to encourage County Commissioners to adopt the ban.

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