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Guard Fired for Improper Firearms Storage

The Facts Juan Crespo worked as an armed guard for a private security contractor. Crespo was assigned to guard the perimeter of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility. When Crespo began his shift one evening he drove his

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Guard Claims Discrimination

Facts: Rocky Hunter was employed as a security guard by a grocery store for over 20 years. Although Hunter, who is African American, received mostly positive annual performance evaluations over the course of his employment, he had received reprimands for

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Security Guard and Hotel Guest Altercation

Dillon Bracken went to a restaurant at a resort hotel on New Year’s Eve. Bracken did not know that the restaurant was reserved for a private party and closed to the public. Bracken alleged that a security guard in plain

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Gang-Related Shooting

Teenager Jerome Ellington and his friends, all of them members of a gang, went to a bowling alley. A rival gang was at the bowling alley when they arrived. The two gangs engaged in loud verbal taunting during the course

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Moonlighting Officer Chokes Teen

Sixteen-year-old L.C. went to a concert at a venue owned and operated by a company that contracted with a township to provide off duty police officers for crowd and traffic control. After the concert, L.C. went to meet a person

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Security Guard Assault

Sharka Webster worked as a security guard at an apartment complex. He approached a resident, Deunithe Cireus, who was standing outside her apartment. Webster allegedly began asking Cireus questions in a hostile and aggressive manner. Cireus began arguing with Webster,

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Apartment Complex Sued for Lax Security

Dominique Simmons and Bennett Smith, who resided apart, argued by telephone over childcare arrangements for their daughter. Simmons went to Smith’s apartment to pick up the child. While there, she removed a quantity of illegal drugs that belonged to Smith.

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Motel Not Liable for Attack on Guest

Phillip Neiman was a guest at the Motel 6 when he was walking to his room from his car in the parking lot. He was approached by a man who was later identified as Leroy Johnson. Neiman alleged that Johnson

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Patient Escapes from Psychiatric Unit

Jason Aiello was taken by his family to an emergency psychiatric unit at a university hospital. The hospital was under contract with Burns International Security Services to provide guard and patrol services. After Aiello arrived at the check-in desk he

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Inadequate Security Results in Gang Shooting

Elmer Meraz went to a bar with his cousin and other friends. While at the bar, Meraz’s cousin started arguing with another patron, Santiago Lopez. Lopez was a known troublemaker and regular customer at the bar and had been regularly

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