Orlando terrorist worked for company that provided security for DHS and the State Department
An international security company confirmed Monday afternoon it was the employer of the man who fatally shot 48 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning.The screening process is not doing an adequate job in keeping potential mass murderers out of sensitive job. It also raises questions about teh screening process used to accept new refugees from failed Islamic countries.
G4S, a large security organization, is a major federal contractor for the Homeland Security and State departments.
"Omar Mateen was employed by G4S at a residential community in South Florida and was off-duty at the time of the incident. Mateen was subject to detailed company screening when he was recruited in 2007 and re-screened in 2013 with no adverse findings. He was also subject to checks by a U.S. law enforcement agency with no findings reported to G4S," the company said in a statement.
The UK-based G4S employs more than 610,000 employees around the world, according to its website. The company oversees security at 40 U.S. embassies worldwide and also assists U.S. Border Patrol agents.