Nashville man beaten while security guard watches

A security guard charged with protecting the elderly and disabled in a Nashville apartment building, stood idly by while a third man beat a resident with a stick and kicked him in the head.

On June 19, Lonnie Hutton, a resident of Vine Hill Towers, was severely beaten while security guard, Everett York looked on. In fact, it is reported that York participated in the assault by distracting Hutton so that the beating could take place.

Vine Hill Towers is owned by the city of Nashville which employed KRC Security to guard the residence and the tenants. Curiously, KRC Security was hired by the Metro Davidson Housing Authority even though the company’s security license has expired. Of even greater concern is the fact that KRC Security hired Everett York in spite of the fact that he had no license to be a security guard and he was a sex offender.

How could Metro have been so negligent as to hire a security company with an expired license? How many of our fellow citizens are being “guarded” by security guards that are unqualified, unlicensed, and with alarming criminal histories?

Tragically, these sorts of incidents are bound to continue if apartments complexes continue to sacrifice the safety of their residents by hiring security guards and security companies without the appropriate background checks. Our firm has handled multiple cases where security guards failed to do there job. Weak training requirements mandated by the State of Tennessee do not help. More stringent training requirements and background checks should become necessary immediately. If you have questions about a similar case feel free to call my office.

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