Thursday, April 6, 2017

13 Security Officers Arrested For Raiding Hotel privateofficer.com

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. April 6 2017  - It’s a battle between security officers and sheriff’s deputies at an extended stay motel on Orange Blossom Trail.

Thirteen security officers are now facing criminal charges of trespassing and armed trespassing after a late-night sweep at the Great Value Suites and they could face more charges for illegally possessing narcotics and drug paraphernalia that they confiscated from hotel residents.
Deputies also confiscated the security officers’ guns.

The security guards went back to the motel, even though deputies told them to stay away.
The owner of Freeman Security maintains that deputies do not have the right to trespass his officers, but the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and other security companies said what happened with the guards is a problem.

The security company owner stated that he is fighting back, saying he was following orders from the property manager, and had the right to conduct the sweep.

The Sheriff’s Office said in an email that the night deputies charged Freeman Security officers with trespassing, “Legal experts said the document provided at the business did not allow them to enter the patrons’ rooms.”

Freeman Security said security guards confiscated drugs that night, claiming deputies turned a blind eye.

 An owner of a different security company in the region highlighted the problem with security guards confiscating drugs.
“If you take control of that as a security officer, you’re no longer giving that probably cause to law enforcement,” said Hector Rodriguez, chief of protective services at Critical Intervention Services.
He said security guards should work with and not against law enforcement officers.
“We’re a resource to law enforcement. (We) provide them with information so they can investigate further. They’re trained at doing this. This is their job,” said Rodriguez.

The owner of Freeman Security said the security officers had to buy new ones or borrow guns for their job.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which licenses security companies and their employees is also conducting an investigation.

The security officers that deputies trespassed are continuing to patrol the property.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which licenses security companies and their employees is also conducting an investigation. 

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