Texas Sheriff wants security guards to bolster force

Officials with the county's largest deputy's union are slamming the partnership's effectiveness and questioning whether the county could face legal liability


By James Pinkerton
The Houston Chronicle

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has trained the first of what he expects will be hundreds of private security guards who have signed up to help deputies apprehend wanted suspects, secure crime scenes and search for missing persons.

But officials with the county's largest deputy's union are slamming the partnership's effectiveness and questioning whether Harris County could face legal liability for possible misconduct by the private security guards because of the training.

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