A bill that would require armed-guard applicants to undergo mental health evaluations is making its way through the California Senate.
Security guards on the big and small screens constantly flout their patrols and sleep on the job. But in reality, it’s one of the country’s most dangerous professions, with guards at a higher risk of violent injury on the job than police.
Cal Force Security has voluntarily surrendered its license. But in its wake, the company left a trail of violent encounters that led to few, if any, consequences, according to readily available public reports.
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A hearing today at the state Capitol set the stage for potential broad changes to California security guard regulations, including firearm training requirements and mental health screening for armed guards.
Dozens of California security companies have continued operating after regulators discovered abuses of power or evidence of mismanagement or fraud, according to a Reveal investigation. The state’s lax oversight and enforcement of the guard industry will be discussed at a hearing today in Sacramento.
A newly released report, which confirmed many of the findings of Reveal/CNN’s Hired Guns investigation of the armed security guard industry, will be the topic of a hearing Wednesday in the state’s Capitol.
In Arizona and other states, legislators are exploring regulatory changes for armed security guards to address problems exposed by our Hired Guns investigation.
In a new Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of more than 900 four-year colleges in the United States, 75 percent reported using armed guards on campus.
A licensed armed guard with a troubled history as a police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years’ probation for brutally beating a man during an attempted arrest.
Here are nine facts, culled from our Hired Guns investigation, to help you determine whether armed guards improve your safety.