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Thursday, February 28, 2008

KingCo Metro fires 8 guards with criminal records

KingCo Metro fires 8 guards with criminal records

King County Metro fired eight private security guards for the Seattle bus tunnel after the sheriff's office discovered they had criminal records.

The records came to light after one guard filed a police report in which she was the victim.

King County sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart (URK'-hart) says that turned up an arrest warrant on a drug offense, prompting the broader review. Another guard was wanted for domestic violence and six others had misdemeanor convictions.

The sheriff's office runs a transit police unit, which has two commissioned officers in the tunnel. Metro also hires two private guards for each bus tunnel station.

Private security guards are allowed to work 60 days on a temporary permit while their background is checked.


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