Omar Mateen worked with private security group G4S Secure Solutions as a private security officer in Florida.
The role requires 28 hours of classroom training by a licensed instructor. Officials said he had two firearms licenses, a security officer license and a statewide firearms license, all expiring in September 2017.
A guy who has been investigated for ties to terrorism twice can be hired by a global security firm
that is a government-contracted company.
A statement from G4S, the firm that managed security for the London Olympics in 2012 [British troops would be deployed at the 2012 Summer Olympics due to a shortage of adequately trained G4S security staff], read: “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic even that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since Sept 10 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families, and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”
Mateen worked with the company since 2007. It takes on public contracts and has done work with the US government.
They have provided security personnel for the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection at the US-Mexico border, and helped transport undocumented immigrants from urban areas. Independent UK
A security company contracted by the U.S. government is driving the OTMs [Other Than Mexican] from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector where they were in custody to Phoenix, sources said. The firm is called G4S and claims to be the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in more than 100 countries and 610,000 employees. G4S has more than 50,000 employees in the U.S. and its domestic headquarters is in Jupiter, Florida. Judicial Watch is filing a number of public records requests to get more information involving the arrangement between G4S and the government, specifically the transport of illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to other parts of the country. The photo accompanying this story shows the uniformed G4S guard that transported the OTMs this week from Tucson to Phoenix. Judicial Watch