Private security forces?
This bill, filed by Tony Goolsby, would employ peace officers to aid local law enforcement officers in patrolling neighborhoods. OK, sounds reasonable. These peace officers would have all of the same powers as cops as far as making arrests go, as well as other powers and authority (with the exception of writing traffic tickets). Um, okay, sure sounds fair.
These peace officers would be privately employed. Wait, private cops patrolling the streets who are able to make arrests? Uno segundo...which companies would be the employers? What oversight would these private cops have? What about their taser policy and use of force policy? Answers folks, we need answers.