State v. Hartzog

In State v. Hartzog, 96 Wn.2d 383, 635 P.2d 694 (1981) the Court stated "it is fundamental that a trial court is vested with the discretion to provide for courtroom security, in order to ensure the safety of court officers, parties, and the public." Hartzog, 96 Wn.2d at 396 . In that case we concluded it is within the "inherent power" and discretion of a trial court to impose additional security measures to provide for the safety of the public and persons in attendance upon the courts. Id. at 401.