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November 13, 2000 | Associated Press
The city's former police commissioner, Howard Safir, is still protected by a taxpayer-funded security detail, officials said Sunday. Safir quit as police commissioner in August to take a job with a private law enforcement company. His successor, Bernard Kerik, confirmed in a statement that Safir is provided with security but did not specify the size of the detail.
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August 23, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Prince Harry may be off the hook for his Las Vegas nude photo romp, but a head or two is going to roll in the palace. Figuratively, of course. While the third-in-line for the throne has always been the more free-spirited child of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, his security detail is reportedly catching heat for the pictures of Harry in the buff. His "minders were asleep at the wheel, enjoying the party more than protecting the Prince from himself," reports TMZ, citing a source that adds the royal family is "furious" over the scandal.   LIVE CHAT TODAY AT 11 A.M. Several Sin City VIP coordinators were quizzed about why such an avoidable situation wasn't, well, avoided, and the answer was a lacking sense of professionalism.
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WORLD
September 20, 2007 | Ned Parker, Times Staff Writer
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on Wednesday demanded that the U.S. Embassy here replace the private security company Blackwater USA because of its involvement in a weekend shooting incident that reportedly left 11 Iraqis dead. Embassy officials, who are guarded by Blackwater personnel when they venture out of the heavily protected Green Zone, rebuffed the suggestion, saying Blackwater's fate would be resolved only after an investigation was completed.
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
As far as international diplomatic meetings go, the Summit of the Americas in the Colombian seaside city of Cartagena that concluded last weekend may not have produced any memorable initiatives or free-trade agreements, at least not as part of the official agenda. But unofficially, the summit managed to grab headlines after allegations surfaced that U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to pre-arrival security detail for President Obama may have engaged in misconduct, including hiring prostitutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Further distancing herself from the practices of her indicted predecessor, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she wouldn't use a team of deputies to protect her -- or even a driver to chauffeur her to public appearances. Acting against the advice of some colleagues, Hutchens said she intended to drive herself to meetings in a county car, her only protection the Glock 9-millimeter handgun holstered at her waist. Former Orange County Sheriff Michael S.
NEWS
July 15, 1998 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raising the stakes in the legal battle for information about President Clinton's contacts with former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr subpoenaed the head of the president's security detail for testimony, a government source said Tuesday. The subpoena of Larry Cockell, who commands the plainclothes agents who constantly guard Clinton, came as the Justice Department urged the full U.S.
WORLD
March 11, 2005 | From Associated Press
American troops who fatally shot an Italian intelligence agent last week on the road to Baghdad's airport were part of extra security provided by the Army to protect U.S. Ambassador John D. Negroponte, a U.S. official said Thursday. Italian operative Nicola Calipari was killed Friday when U.S. troops opened fire on a car carrying him and Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena, who had just been freed by insurgents.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Herman Cain will soon have a U.S. Secret Service security detail, the agency said Thursday, which would make him the first Republican presidential candidate with such a level of protection. By law, major presidential candidates and their spouses automatically get Secret Service protection within 120 days of a presidential election. But the secretary of Homeland Security may also grant protective status to other candidates based on recommendations of an advisory committee composed mainly of congressional leaders.
NEWS
May 9, 1988 | Associated Press
U.S. Ambassador Arthur H. Davis' private jet landed at a U.S. air base on Sunday after Panamanian security agents harassed his own security detail waiting for him at a commercial airport, a U.S. Embassy official said. Davis was returning with family members from Contadora Island off the Pacific coast of Panama when the plane landed at Paitilla Airport in the capital, embassy spokesman Terrence Kneebone said.
WORLD
September 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Four members of Iraq's security forces were convicted of robbing a Baghdad bank and killing eight guards and were sentenced to hang. Critics of the swift judgment in the case say the government is seeking to wrap up the trial quickly to avert political damage from links between at least one of the suspects and one of Iraq's two vice presidents. Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi has denied any involvement in the July 28 robbery at the state-run Rafidain Bank but said one of those charged worked in his security detail.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Herman Cain will soon have a U.S. Secret Service security detail, the agency said Thursday, which would make him the first Republican presidential candidate with such a level of protection. By law, major presidential candidates and their spouses automatically get Secret Service protection within 120 days of a presidential election. But the secretary of Homeland Security may also grant protective status to other candidates based on recommendations of an advisory committee composed mainly of congressional leaders.
WORLD
February 6, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Zahid Manzoor Bajwa wasn't exactly cop material. When police in the city of Lahore raided his house and those of associates in 2003, they found hand grenades, timers and loaded pistols. Asked about their arsenal, Bajwa and his friends acknowledged that they were planning to kidnap the son of a wealthy steel mill owner so they could buy enough explosives to kill foreigners. Somehow, Bajwa's two-year stint behind bars went unnoticed by security officials in Punjab province. In 2009, they made him computer section chief for the Punjab police's intelligence wing, a post that gave him access to investigations and special reports on militant groups, surveillance directives, even security arrangements for VIPs.
WORLD
September 8, 2010 | By Liz Sly and Riyadh Mohammed, Los Angeles Times
Two American soldiers were killed and nine were injured Tuesday when a man wearing an Iraqi army uniform opened fire on them in an Iraqi commando compound in the province of Salahuddin, an attack that highlighted the danger U.S. troops continue to face in Iraq despite the formal end of combat operations announced by President Obama last week. The soldiers were members of a security detail guarding a U.S. company commander who was meeting with Iraqi security forces, according to a statement issued by the U.S. military.
WORLD
September 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Four members of Iraq's security forces were convicted of robbing a Baghdad bank and killing eight guards and were sentenced to hang. Critics of the swift judgment in the case say the government is seeking to wrap up the trial quickly to avert political damage from links between at least one of the suspects and one of Iraq's two vice presidents. Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi has denied any involvement in the July 28 robbery at the state-run Rafidain Bank but said one of those charged worked in his security detail.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2008 | Julian E. Barnes
The U.S. military will be on high alert during Barack Obama's inauguration, increasing air defenses and deploying chemical attack experts and medical units, a general said Wednesday. Air Force Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., who heads the military command that oversees security for North America, said the Defense Department had not been told of specific Inauguration Day threats. Nonetheless, he said, the armed services must be ready.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Further distancing herself from the practices of her indicted predecessor, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she wouldn't use a team of deputies to protect her -- or even a driver to chauffeur her to public appearances. Acting against the advice of some colleagues, Hutchens said she intended to drive herself to meetings in a county car, her only protection the Glock 9-millimeter handgun holstered at her waist. Former Orange County Sheriff Michael S.
NEWS
December 22, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
House Speaker-to-be Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) will end his longtime practice of walking to work and, bowing to the urgings of the U.S. Capitol Police, instead will ride in a van protected by armed guards. Gingrich's aides said he has received several death threats. So did departing Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.).
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
As far as international diplomatic meetings go, the Summit of the Americas in the Colombian seaside city of Cartagena that concluded last weekend may not have produced any memorable initiatives or free-trade agreements, at least not as part of the official agenda. But unofficially, the summit managed to grab headlines after allegations surfaced that U.S. Secret Service agents assigned to pre-arrival security detail for President Obama may have engaged in misconduct, including hiring prostitutes.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
An illegal immigrant from Lebanon who became an agent for the FBI and CIA allegedly used her access to sensitive U.S. government secrets to help her brother-in-law, a suspected major fundraiser for the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to new details concerning a national security breach that emerged Wednesday.
WORLD
September 20, 2007 | Ned Parker, Times Staff Writer
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on Wednesday demanded that the U.S. Embassy here replace the private security company Blackwater USA because of its involvement in a weekend shooting incident that reportedly left 11 Iraqis dead. Embassy officials, who are guarded by Blackwater personnel when they venture out of the heavily protected Green Zone, rebuffed the suggestion, saying Blackwater's fate would be resolved only after an investigation was completed.
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