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Security Company Faces Two Wrongful Death Lawsuits In Las Vegas

The Las Vegas branch of a national security company is facing two wrongful death lawsuits after two people died at the hands of guards employed by the company.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the first lawsuit against Securitas stems from the death of a 36-year-old man in February 2018 outside of the Showcase Mall on the Strip.

The guards sat on him and restricted his airway after acting erratically at the property.

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The coroner’s office said he died of traumatic asphyxia due to the restraint, but schizophrenia, methamphetamine intoxication and obesity were contributing factors as well.

The second lawsuit stems from the death of a woman who was accidentally shot at a Henderson jewelry store in 2017, when a Securitas guard opened fire on an attempted robber but missed.