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I was surprised two weeks ago to walk into my local TD Bank, on Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, New York to find that the security officer who was usually standing by, on alert, had been replaced by a uniformed, armed, radio-carrying New York Police Department officer, Officer Battle. I confirmed from him that he was, in fact, an NYPD officer – and was working part-time for TD bank.
Of course, this raised red flags for me. After the violent crackdown on Occupy Wall Street in November of 2011, when that group was having some of its most significant successes in protests and actions t
I think this is the most outrageous use of municipal resources particularly if you look at the insurance liability issue.
Originally posted by Domo1
This isn't news to me. Cops can work as off duty security folk, and have for a long time. A number of years ago when I did plainclothes security for a large chain store we had WA state patrol (two at a time) stationed in the parking lot to help us deal with the migrant workers.
There is no conflict of interest. The police will follow procedure outlined by their department even when off duty.
A corporation should not be able to hire the cops for protection though. See my initial post and the article regarding conflict of interest particularly in this instance in the context of Occupy.