The security company that employed Orlando, Florida, shooter Omar Mateen failed to heed warnings about at least two other employees who later went on to kill.
Authorities have identified Omar Mateen, 29, as the gunman who left 49 people dead at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
About 90 security guard-related bills have introduced in state legislatures, but none of the bills that would have created substantial changes were enacted.
A man hospitalized after being shot by a Sacramento, California, security guard outside a convenience store now is suing the guard and his prior employer, claiming the guard used excessive force.
California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services has received multiple complaints about Anthony Loyola, a firearms trainer whose curriculum allegedly lacks the required hours at a shooting range but does include films such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Fast and the Furious.”
Former armed security guard Lukace Kendle, who previously was found incompetent to stand trial, got a judge’s approval to represent himself against murder and attempted murder charges in the 2012 shooting of two unarmed black men in a Miami strip club parking lot.
When a police officer pulls the trigger, it touches off a prescribed set of events, including an investigation. But that’s not the case with security guards.
Find out what’s working – and what’s not – in states’ efforts to regulate armed security guards.
If Arizona had required gun-ownership background checks for security guards, one guard might not have begun work at a Circle K convenience store where he later shot and paralyzed an unarmed teenager.