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City Council Postpones Action On "Private Guards" at Jail


August 13, 2020

City Council was expected this week to vote on a proposal to hire a private security company to operate the understaffed Culver City Jail for the next five years.

However, at its Monday night meeting, the Council decided to postponed action on the $2 million service contract, following news reporting that the security company, G4S Security Solutions, has been plagued by scandals in the United States and overseas.

In its marketing brochures and contract bids, G4S Security Solutions sells itself as a private army of experienced guards who are able to protect people at a fraction of the cos...

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