Alleged Kent Security Mace Attack Clarification

In the lawsuit against Kent Security Services Inc. over an alleged mace attack in Pembroke Pines, the parties are apparently in disagreement over the proper name of the defendant. Public records indicate that the defendant prefers being referred to as Kent Security of Palm Beach Inc., whereas the plaintiff prefers Kent Security Services Inc.

Either way, this case is clearly of public interest as physical encounters between private security officers and the public have become an increasingly hot topic, similar to physical encounters between law enforcement officers and the public. For the sake of public safety, this is a topic that needs to be discussed to lessen the number of unnecessary injuries or deaths.

Here is the document indicating that that there is a dispute over the proper name of the defendant. Regardless of the outcome, it is our hope that such horrific incidents will become less frequent in our society.  Given the sensational nature of this alleged attack, all security companies in Florida should familiarize themselves with the case to brainstorm ways to prevent or defuse this type of incident.

Lawsuit Against Kent Security Services Inc.

There is currently a lawsuit pending against Kent Security Services Inc., alleging negligence due to a mace attack in Pembroke Pines, a city between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The motion to amend by interlineation more recently filed aims to substitute Kent Security Services Inc. for Kent Security of Palm Beach Inc.

This video which provides documentation on the pending legal case aims to promote public safety by stimulating thought and discussion about physical encounters between security officers and the public. While we take no stance on the merits of the case, we believe the public has a right to know about these incidents.

Kent Security is no stranger to controversy: the company is currently embroiled in the “Wall of Shame” scandal that has sent shock waves throughout the state of Florida and stimulated discussion on workplace bullying. This story was covered by the Miami New Times and Fox 4 of Cape Coral.