Monday 16 July, 2018

KingAlarm fires female security guard in altercation video

KingAlarm managing director, John Azar addresses journalists at a press conference on Thursday.

KingAlarm managing director, John Azar addresses journalists at a press conference on Thursday.

KingAlarm has sacked the female security officer who was present at the scene of an altercation which led to the shooting of a man at Braemar Estate in St Andrew.

A supervisor who was among the six security guards at the scene has also been suspended.

John Azar, managing director of KingAlarm, made the announcement during a press conference at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday.

"The female officer who was shown in the video as having used explicit language was one of two persons who clearly did not act in accordance with our best practices and guidelines in subduing Mr Woolery (Andrew Woolery, the licensed firearm holder). She along with another male officer who appeared to slap Mr Woolery in the face were among persons charged by our internal disciplinary  team," said Azar.

The video footage of the incident shows Woolery engaged in a heated discussion with KingAlarm security officers about leaving the property, before being attacked from behind by a man in civilian clothing said to be a security guard for the complex.

A struggle ensued between the two men and a shot was subsequently fired, hitting the alleged security guard in the neck. The injured man was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he was admitted in stable condition.

The KingAlarm officers at the scene were pulled from duty pending an investigation.

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