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G4S Faces Fraud Investigation Over Tagging Contracts

SOURCE:  GUARDIAN The Serious Fraud Office has been called in by the justice secretary to investigate the private security company G4S for overcharging tens of millions of pounds on electronic tagging (ankle bracelets) contracts for offenders. Chris Grayling told MPs the overcharging included billing for tracking the movements of people who had moved abroad, those […]

G4S Perceived as Worst Performing Board in UK

Olympics Security Fiasco: 1,200 More Troops Deployed as G4S Staffing Shortfall Widens

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES An extra 1,200 troops have been deployed to work at the Olympic Games as the scale of the shortfall left by security company G4S becomes ever larger. The decision to call in more troops will heap further embarrassment on G4S, whose chief executive, Nick Buckles, has been fiercely admonished by the […]

G4S Perceived as Worst Performing Board in UK

Jury Not Told About Racist Text Messages on Guard Cell Phones

SOURCE: OPEN DEMOCRACY Jimmy Mubenga died under restraint by three G4S guards. Extreme racist texts found on two of the guards’ phones were withheld from the jury who yesterday cleared all three men of manslaughter. There were 65 extremely racist texts found on the mobile phone of Terrence Hughes, one of three G4S guards acquitted […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

Jimmy Mubenga: Three G4S Guards to be Charged with Manslaughter

SOURCE:  GUARDIAN Three G4S guards are being charged with manslaughter following the death of a man as he was being deported from the UK. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died after being restrained by the three men on board a plane at Heathrow airport in October 2010. Mubenga’s wife, Adrienne Makenda Kambana, said: “My children and I […]

US Ferguson Activists Join Protest Against Death of Jimmy Mubenga

G4S Loses Australian Contract Amid Detention Center Revamp

SOURCE:  BLOOMBERG BUSINESS G4S Plc, the world’s biggest provider of security services, lost an Australian government contractnth to provide security and welfare services at the offshore detention center at Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, according to Immigration Minister Scott Morrison for an asylum seekers detention center after an investigation found deficient safety arrangements. – […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

Australian Official Claims G4S Guards Stomped on Skull of Iranian Asylum Seeker

SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES According to a security guard, the Iranian asylum seeker killed in a violent jail-break at the Australian Manus Island detention camp was killed by a guard working for the security contractor G4S.  The account, obtained by News Corp, suggests that during a riot, local guards jumped on Reza Barati’s head in […]

G4S Loses Australian Contract Amid Detention Center Revamp

Manus security firm, G4S, responsible for February violence, says law centre

SOURCE: GUARDIAN G4S, the former security contractor at the Manus Island detention centre was directly responsible for violence that broke out in February and in which Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati was killed, according to a formal complaint  lodged with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).  The complaint, written by the Human Rights Law Centre, claims […]

Human Rights Watch: Israeli Police Abuse Detained Children

G4S Security Guards Say They Were Fired For Whistleblowing on Sexual Abuse

SOURCE:  TCPALM Two former security guards at Martin Girls Academy are suing to get their jobs back and say they were fired in retaliation for reporting suspicions that a co-worker was having an illegal sexual relationship with an detainee who is a minor. In another report, the State of Florida is investigating a youth assault […]

Grand Jury Calls G4S Facility a “Disgrace”