Tag: security

Security robots expand across U.S., with few tangible results

When the Westland Real Estate Group bought Liberty Village, a sprawling 1,000-unit apartment complex on the northeastern edge of Las Vegas nearly two years ago, the police department identified it as one of the city’s most frequent sources of 911 calls.

“There was a little bit of everything,” said Dena Lerner, a spokeswoman for Westland. “A lot of gang activity that revolved around controlled substances, prostitution, dog rings. We had issues with gun rings, drive-by shootings, robberies, assaults — we’re talking everything.”

So earlier this year, Westland introduced a broader program to reduce crime and added an “autonomous security robot”

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Paxton staffer resigns after being pushed to film at border without security

A press secretary with the Texas Attorney General’s Office has resigned, claiming her security concerns were ignored when she was ordered to make a trip to the Mexico border to produce informational videos for the agency.

Kayleigh Lovvorn Date, who had been employed by the communications office for about five years, said in a formal complaint obtained by Hearst Newspapers that she had been asked in May to film video interviews of property owners in Brackettville, east of Del Rio, without a security detail or protective gear.

In her complaint, Date noted that First Assistant Attorney General Brent Webster,

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