January 2013 - Report Exec

Atlantic City police force to upgrade aging tech

22 Jan 13

The Atlantic City police department hopes to enhance public safety with a complete overhaul of its aging law enforcement utilities. Using a $3.5 million grant provided by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in September of 2011, Atlantic City police intend to invest in major upgrades to its current computer aided dispatch system. As reported by the Press of Atlantic City, local officials have been extremely impressed with the results of a system implemented by police in East Orange, New Jersey. Those […]

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Nurses demand investigation into hospital security

16 Jan 13

Staff at a Michigan hospital have demanded an investigation into the security lapses that led to a nurse recently being threatened at knife-point by an ER patient. According to Upper Michigans Source, nurses from the Marquette General Hospital have asked their Michigan Nurses Association to speak with administrators about the incident. Police say a patient, 48-year-old Robert Allen Wallace, allegedly drew a knife when speaking with a nurse in the hospital’s ER waiting room. North Michigan University Publics Safety personnel […]

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Government investigation clears hospital security in stabbing incident

15 Jan 13

After investigating the conditions that led to a Minnesota Security Hospital patient stabbing his mother while on a day pass, state licensing evaluators concluded security staff had not mishandled the situation. In May of 2012, 48-year-old Burton Ewing, Jr. was granted an unsupervised day pass by security to leave hospital grounds while being escorted by his mother, Marlys Helen Olson. Ewing reportedly used the opportunity to beat his mother and repeatedly stab her with a steak knife. The assault continued […]

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Security discovers drug factory inside Florida hotel

11 Jan 13

Security guards uncovered a working methamphetamine lab inside a room at the Marriott at Sawgrass hotel in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, recently. According to the St. Augustine Record, the hotel’s security management system had notified Marriott staff that a room on the sixth floor had been booked using a stolen credit card. Upon entering the room to question its occupants, members of the hotel security team noticed drug paraphernalia lying in plain sight and immediately contacted police. When deputies arrived […]

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UCLA police issue campus alert after robbery and attempted sexual assault

10 Jan 13

Police officials recently issued a public safety warning to the University of California – Los Angeles campus after two students separately reported a robbery and attempted sexual assault in the area. According to a report issued by the university police department, a male student was walking northbound on the west side of campus late at night when an unknown suspect wearing a dark beanie and “puffy” jacket approached him from behind. The assailant then allegedly placed a handgun in the […]

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Stabbing victim files lawsuit following hotel security failure

9 Jan 13

A Chicago-area man recently filed a lawsuit against the hotel and restaurant where he was stabbed by an assailant last November. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Dr. Mir Jafar Shah was having dinner at the Grill on the Alley eatery within the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel on the city’s Magnificent Mile before getting up to use the bathroom. It was there that police say Jimmy Harris, 56, attempted to rob Shah, punching him and stabbing his neck and face. […]

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