Voting on SFMTA contract for armed private security guards postponed

By Bay City News : kron4 – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed a vote today to approve a $38 million contract for private security guards for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency because the contracts include $7 million for guards armed with handguns who are required to receive only 16 hours of training.

A number of the supervisors, including David Campos, Malia Cohen and Jane Kim, said that armed guards with limited training in heavily trafficked public transit areas may present a public safety hazard and doesn’t align with the city’s values… (more)