Denver shooter was a sub-contractor, not employee: Pinkerton

The Pinkerton detective agency said Monday that accused Denver “Patriot Rally” shooter Matthew Dolloff worked for a contractor and was not directly employed by the famed firm.

“We take loss of life in any situation very seriously and our hearts go out to those impacted by this situation,” the company posted on its Facebook page. “As it relates to the incident in Denver on October 10, the agent in question is not a Pinkerton employee but rather a contractor agent from a long-standing industry vendor.”

“Security professionals often serve as guides to protect media crews during potentially dangerous situations or hostile environments,” the statement said. “We are fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities in their investigation.”

Dolloff, 30, who was hired by a local TV station to protect its news crew while covering a right-wing demonstration on Saturday, shot and killed US Navy veteran Lee Keltner in a confrontation with Black Lives Matters protesters.

The station, 9News-TV, said Sunday that they contracted Dolloff through Pinkerton and said they had enlisted security “for a number of months” to protect employees while covering BLM protests and related rallies.

Matthew Dollof is taken into custody after fatally shooting another man in Denver
Matthew Dollof is taken into custody after fatally shooting another man in DenverDP

Late Sunday, KCNC-TV reported that Dolloff was not licensed to work as a security guard in the city when the fatal incident took place.

Pinkerton did not identify the subcontractor that employed Dolloff.

Officials at Denver County Court said Monday that Dolloff made an initial court appearance on Sunday and was due to be arraigned in district court. His criminal complaint was ordered sealed by a judge Sunday.

It was not immediately known when the arraignment would take place.

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Chevron’s health and safety specialist admits taking $6,000 bribes to be lenient to sub-contractor, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – A health, environment and safety specialist with Chevron Singapore accepted $6,000 in bribes from a sub-contractor in return for being lenient in supervising his work on the company’s lube oil blending plant.

Cheow Hock Mun, 49, a permanent resident, pleaded guilty on Friday (Oct 9) to two charges of corruption. Another corruption charge will be taken into consideration during sentencing next month.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Eric Hu said Cheow had accepted the money from Lim Gim Chuan, the managing director of LGC Engineering and Contractors, between April and July 2015.

Cheow was in charge of all safety and security matters at the Chevron’s plant in Jalan Buroh, and oversaw the issuing of permits and training of workers at the plant.

There were occasions when he did not approve permits to workers and made several safety checks on site, “many of which were not mandated or required”, said DPP Hu, adding that Cheow had also refused to conduct training for some workers.

The court heard that Cheow had also stopped work for two to three hours and directed materials to be moved to a warehouse, even though these could be barricaded and placed near an excavation site.

“Lim was aware that Cheow was the overall in charge of safety at the lube oil Blending Plant, and that he had the authority to make things difficult by not approving the permits for his workers or by finding faults with them in safety aspects,” said DPP Hu, adding that this would eventually cause delays and financial losses for Lim’s company.

Sometime in April 2015, Lim asked to meet Cheow at the canteen of the oil plant where he offered Cheow $2,000 and asked him to “give a helping hand” in Hokkien, said DPP Hu.

Cheow understood that Lim had meant

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