King Alarm Officers Involved in the Shooting Incident Now Pulled from Duty
The King Alarm Officers who were involved in the shooting incident at an apartment complex in New Kingston on Monday has now been pulled from their duties.
This announcement was made by the managing director, John Azar, in a letter prepared on Tuesday after seeing the videos that has been wide widely circulated online.
The firearm of the businessman was seized in order for ballistic testing to be conducted on the weapon.
Azar also made it clear that the security officer wearing the teal shirt, who attacked the businessman in an effort to relieve him of his firearm arm was not employed to King Alarm. he, however, sends his prayers to him and his family, after hearing the news that he was shot in the neck and hospitalized during the incident.
FULL STATEMENT BELOW:
I have seen the videos circulating this morning pertaining to yesterday’s incident at Braemar Avenue involving a number of our Armed Response personnel who were called to a scene in response to a prior altercation there.
Without the benefit of a thorough investigation into what transpired, I have seen enough on social media to cause me concern as relating to the actions of some of the individuals who were at the scene.
As such, all KingAlarm personnel who were present have been pulled from duty pending the outcome of the investigations by ourselves, the Police and other authorities, all of which are already underway.
I have personally reached out to the firearm holder in the video and expressed my concerns directly to him and assured him of my availability for further discussions in the coming days.
KingAlarm has been in business for in excess of 17 years and we respond to literally hundreds of alarms, disputes, and situations on a daily basis. The human rights of others are of paramount importance to us and, in fact, this is deeply ingrained in our Training Manuals. I trust therefore that those who have dealt with KingAlarm, or have been exposed and interacted with our Armed Response personnel, can attest to that fact, as well as to what we stand for, and that we will never condone unprofessional behavior irrespective from which quarters same may originate.
Wherever our personnel is found to have acted in contravention of the law or inconsistent with their training or in violation of the human rights of others, there are serious and severe consequences and I assure our valued clients and members of the public at large that this case will be no different.
I, therefore, ask that the public allow the process of investigation to take place trusting that the Company will adhere to the highest standards of professionalism in dealing with this incident.
I also wish to make clear that all KingAlarm personnel at the scene in question were in uniform. The gentleman in the blue shirt who was shot is not a member of our staff and is in no way affiliated with the company. That said, we keep him and his family in our prayers as we hope he makes a full recovery.
We remain resolute in the fight against crime and securing and safeguarding our clients while ever cognizant of the fact that our staff must operate within the law in doing so.
John P. Azar
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