Attorney General

Negligent Security: When Is Crime Your Problem?

This valuable whitepaper, presented by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Council Winter Meeting in March of 2011, is still timely today and shared with the community to provide a better understanding on how our companies could be liable for large jury verdicts for not providing proper secure environments. Written by Richards H. Ford of Wicker, Smith, O’hara, McCoy, and Ford, P.A., a Florida law firm, this whitepaper showcases what negligent security conditions can cost an organization via a lawsuit.

Ohio Attorney General Won’t Release Surveillance Video of Walmart Shooting

The events leading to the death of John Crawford III on Aug. 5 are disputed: the Beavercreek, Ohio police officers who shot Crawford claim that the young black man in Wal-Mart was waving around what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle (but was actually a BB/pellet rifle) and would not abandon the weapon when asked. An attorney for Crawford’s family claims that Crawford was talking on a cell phone and leaning on the toy gun, when the police officers shot him.

Judge Weighing N.C. Prisoner Hand-Held Video Camera Requirement

North Carolina state attorneys asked a federal judge Friday not to require Central Prison staffers to use a hand-held video camera to record how some prisoners subdued by guards are returned to their cells, saying it could be expensive and too burdensome. The recommendation to use the cameras was among five suggested in January by […]

Ohio: Should Facial Recognition Be Limited? Part 2

Ohio’s law enforcement database and its facial recognition software are open to more than just law enforcement, a concern of members of the advisory group reviewing the security of the systems. The 30,000 users that access the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, or OHLEG, include court employees such as clerks of courts, bailiffs and parole officers, […]

Ohio Attorney General DeWine Says Home Security Seller Misled Consumers

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit charging Utah-based Vision Security LLC with misleading Ohio consumers and failing to honor their cancellation requests. “This business came to consumers’ homes and pressured them into buying security systems,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Representatives misrepresented the costs and sometimes lied about the company’s identity. We are […]