Virginia family of shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit against HOA, Security company, and guard

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last week, attorney John R. Fletcher, Tavss Fletcher, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of The Estate of Jiansheng Chen. You may recall that Chen was fatally shot 5 times by a City Wide security guard, Jonathan Cromwell, on the night of January 26, 2017. Chen’s family says he was in his vehicle parked, playing Pokémon Go, on common property near the clubhouse of River Walk Association, when Continue ReadingVirginia family of shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit against HOA, Security company, and guard

Condominium’s private security guard awaiting trial for rape, murder of resident

Family of deceased condo resident suing Orlando condo association   By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This horrific report follows several similar ones in recent years. It turns out that association-governed communities are not necessarily safe havens from crime, despite the fact that many communities advertise gated entries and private security staff. And, in fact, in some cases, a private security guard is responsible for the assault of a community’s resident. In the case Continue ReadingCondominium’s private security guard awaiting trial for rape, murder of resident

HOA security guard assaults resident of FL gated community

Former Allied Universal Security guard Joseph Golden arrested, out on bail By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Community Last Saturday, according to a report on NBC2, a resident of the Sandoval neighborhood in Cape Coral says that an HOA security guard attacked her as she tried to dirve through the entry gate. The woman says the gate guard ordered her to get out of her car, and, when she refused, he punched her in the face. Continue ReadingHOA security guard assaults resident of FL gated community

Vegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities News of a recent shooting at Mountainside Condominiums in Las Vegas has made national news. Associated Press reports that Trayvone Crocket was shot by Malik Kendrick, a security guard employed at Mountainside. Crocket died from his injuries, and a 14-year old girl who was with Crocket at the time was injured in the hand and wrist by gunshot. AP reports that a coroner has ruled the death a homicide. Continue ReadingVegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos