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.
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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.
Only 12 states require guards or their employers to report security guard-involved shootings to state regulators.
Regulators repeatedly ignore or fail to investigate guard-related shootings, leaving inadequately trained, traumatized or potentially dangerous guards on the job.
Across the U.S., a haphazard system of lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability puts guns in the hands of security guards who endanger