Security Guard Fired For Filming Instead Of Helping Houston Cop

The security guard who stood by and filmed, instead of helping an officer in distress, has been fired.

Houston, TX The security guard seen standing idly by as she filmed a Houston police officer fighting for his life has been fired from her job.

Help me! the officer yelled to her, as the combative suspect grabbed for his duty weapon during the Monday altercation outside a Greenville gas station. Stop f--king filming and help me!

Update to the story that has been making the rounds the past 2 days, Houston Police Officers Union President Joe Gamaldi tweeted on Wednesday. I contacted [the] security company that employed the security guard. They handled the issue swiftly, [and] she is no longer employed w/the company.

In addition, they expressed their love, support, [and] admiration for HPD officers, Gamaldi noted.

The altercation occurred on Aug. 20, after an unnamed Houston police officer stopped a vehicle in connection with a shooting and aggravated robbery in Harris County, KPRC reported.

The driver, later identified as 17-year-old Davon Shavelle Miller, took off running from the vehicle, at which point the officer chased him and tackled him to the ground.

Cell phone footage captured the fight that ensued.

Stop resisting! one bystander repeatedly screamed at Miller as the officer and another man tried to get him into handcuffs.

Miller, who was lying on his back, tried to push the officer off of him and reached for the officers gun several times.

Why you punch me? he yelled at the officer during the altercation.

Record me! Miller told other bystanders in the area.

Stop grabbing my cuffs! Let go of my f--king cuffs! the officer commanded, as Miller raised his left arm with the cuffs grasped in his hand.

Trying to kill me, son, Miller said.

Hes not gonna kill you, one female bystander told Miller, seemingly more concerned about the suspect than the officer. We all out here with cameras!

The witness who stopped to help the officer was able to rip the handcuffs from Millers hand, the video showed.

A woman dressed in a security guard uniform then stepped into the cameras view. She made no attempt to assist the officer, and instead circled around the melee, recording the scene with her cell phone.

Miller grabbed for the officers gun yet again, then repeatedly yelled, I didnt grab his gun!

The officer then saw the uniformed woman move towards his right side.

Stop f--king filming and help me! he yelled, as she walked by him with her phone pointed at him just before the video ended.

On Thursday, Gamaldi confirmed that the unnamed security guard never called the police during the entire encounter and actually got in the way of responding officers because she was too busy to recording to see what was going on.

The security guard then left the scene without ever providing police with the video or offering to assist with their investigation, he added.

Miller was eventually subdued, arrested, and charged with felony disarming a police officer for attempting to take the officers weapon, Gamaldi told KPRC.

This guy is absolutely a threat, Gamaldi said. He had a pistol in his car that his girlfriend actually wrapped in a towel and threw it in the bushes while our officer [was] fighting with him.

He referred to the security guard as a complete joke, and said she should be ashamed of herself, KPRC reported.

On Wednesday, a Twitter user who identified the security guard as his grandmother blasted Gamaldi for his role in getting the woman fired from her job.

Excuse me, first off my grandmother has not been trained for that type [of] situation and for you to call her a disgrace is sad on your part, Trevion Maze wrote in response to Gamaldis tweet. Thanks for ruining her life. You got her fired from a company that she has been employed [with] for over 9 years.

But another Twitter user was quick to point out that the security guard was the one responsible for her new employment status.

If you want to claim lack of training as a defense, she could have put down her phoneand asked the Officer what they needed or tried to help put handcuffs on the suspect, Michael Harness wrote. Nobody got her fired other than herself. Random civilians provided more assistance.

After footage of the altercation went viral, public outcry prompted a judge to increase Millers bond from $1,000 to $50,000, Gamaldi told KHOU.

You can see video of the fight below:

Comments (37)
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MariaHasLEOSon
MariaHasLEOSon

Something has to be done to educate the public about how to act when they're on the scene of a police take-down. That woman screaming about "he's not resisting" was inciting the person being arrested and muddying the video of the incident. Glad the arrest was finally made.

walkintall
walkintall

Good for the security company.

negolien
negolien

good for the company but hey don't shade all us Security Officers with the same dumb brush that painted her.

Danimyl
Danimyl

You don't go through security training without going through some training in a apprehension and subduing

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Feel-good story of the week.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

That's a good point. The public must be educated in these things. Not only in providing assistance but when and how to offer it. It is equally dangerous to jump in without letting the officer know and be mistaken as another threat. At the present time, doing the "good samaritan" thing is rare, whereas "filming to prevent police brutality / win the ghetto lotto / get likes and go viral" is quickly spreading as a (disgusting) habit.

Bryskee
Bryskee

That fat lazy c-nt woulda probably just got the officer killed. Im glad that b-tch got fired.

SgtJM
SgtJM

Shes more suited for unemployment anyways. Shes safer there. Everyone is safer too. Opens up an opportunity for employment for someone else. Thanks bitch!

chattycathy
chattycathy

NO EXCUSES!

SeratoBeats
SeratoBeats

Why wasn't she charged with obstruction or mischief as she clearly refused to assist an officer when requested?

This is a charge in it's own.

Losing her job was the least of this disgrace's problem

The world needs let's people like her and more like the other individual who helped get control of the accused

SeratoBeats
SeratoBeats

And anyone who says they need training on what to do in this situation is part of the problem as well.

I'm pretty sure even a 5 year old would have the common sense to look for hell or call the police.

What a pathetic excuse and irrelevant observation.

And this losers grandson who is trying to play victim for her useless grandmother is the one who needs to be educated. It's called take responsibility for your actions and help serve the public. Especially wearing a security guard uniform.

As a peace officer this was hard to watch and even harder to fathom how this idiot didnt get charged.

I hope people spam this article and post her face everywhere. "WHO NOT TO HIRE".

Enjoy that unemployment you useless piece of waste

GeeGirl
GeeGirl

This female piece of crap must have taught her thug Grandson not to be accountable for his actions and to blame everyone else etc, she must be the same way and wearing a security guard uniform, good thing she was too stupid to be a cop because they would have ripped up her application should she have applied!!!!!! Way to go scum, you don't help the cop when he's asking you for help and your own grandson is blaming everyone because you got fired, NICE!!!!!!! I see being an idiot runs in the family!!!!!!

fatdad
fatdad

If you think it's not about race you're wrong. Just watch her do nothing.

Cbubinski
Cbubinski

She is a disgrace to the Security Uniform for standing there filming the assault on that Officer and I am glad she no longer wears it and to her grandson she is responsible for not having her job anymore she could have at least called for backup for the officer and she is not showing You how to take responsibility for your actions and not blame anybody but herself I think she needs to work at the gas station pumping gas

Jimmyd2
Jimmyd2

In the state I live in it is a crime to refuse to assist a law enforcement officer: PENAL CODE - SECTION 142-181 [8] 150. Every able-bodied person above 18 years of age who neglects or refuses to join the posse comitatus or power of the county, by neglecting or refusing to aid and assist in taking or arresting any person against whom there may be issued any process, or by neglecting to aid and assist in retaking any person who, after being arrested or confined, may have escaped from arrest or imprisonment, or by neglecting or refusing to aid and assist in preventing any breach of the peace, or the commission of any criminal offense, being thereto lawfully required by any uniformed peace officer, or by any peace officer described in Section 830.1, subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) of Section 830.2, or subdivision (a) of Section 830.33, who identifies himself or herself with a badge or identification card issued by the officer's employing agency, or by any judge, is punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

Dellanneraye
Dellanneraye

In the state of Texas a Security officer is required to render aid to a police officer in distress. As a former security officer of 12 years I know this very well. She wasn't supposed to be standing around in Uniform while off duty for no reason (other than getting something on the way to or from work) DPS regulates this very well. 90% of Texas security companies do not want officers shown on the news in uniform. I salute my fellow Officers who do the right thing and bring a sense of honor to the job this woman had experience if she's been there 9 years.

Dellanneraye
Dellanneraye

Private citizens don't always know how much more danger they're putting the officer in by doing this. The security officer should have attempted to control the on lookers, we are trained for this, it's what we do for a living. She should not have shown her uniform filming the arrest. She by large discredited an industry more in 2 minutes than most other officers do in a career. By Texas law she is required to render aid, to aid the police if in distress. She clearly heard the officer and disobeyed his order on TV. As someone who worked as a security officer for 12 years I cannot tell you many companies who would hire her given this incident. If indeed she worked at the job for 9 years she clearly knew these Texas laws, she knew the ramifications of not complying with a lawful order given by a police officer and had the Police officer been injured or worse she could have faced felony charges.

NH.Corr
NH.Corr

Perfect!!! you gutless coward!!

angeleyes
angeleyes

lmao. serves her right. you can tell that was her grandson having a fit and blaming the officer, it shows he was brought up right by grandma. Can't believe it took a public outcry for a judge to raise the bond though, they should have done that all along. See what can happen if enough of us stand by and protest for our LEOs. I'm sure there will be a protest for grandma though, another one not responsible for her actions. she should have at least called for assistance, that was her choice, her responsibility. all she was doing at her job obviously was collecting a paycheck, you can look at her and see that.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Let's see, A white cop is being attacked by a black thug and all the black bystanders support the thug? Who are the racists in this picture?

RPG156
RPG156

Security guard or average citizen. If an officer is in a fight with a suspect, he/she is more likely to have to use deadly force the longer it goes on. That's a fact. And not only didn't some help, but one yelled to the suspect that the officer was going to kill him, which of course threw fuel on the fire and increased the likelihood of that outcome. We are doing a poor job of educating people. The police are not the enemy and the criminals, no matter their race, are not your friends.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This "grandmother" is clearly just another police hating racist with a cell phone. Happy she was fired.👍

paula
paula

they all needed shot xcept for white cop n guy helping glad she fired and the girl xdreaming needed something shoved n her mouth

paula
paula

i agree to bad he didnt start shooting all their asses

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

BlackPower99 wrote- "all black people are thugs to white racist people like u...so all black people need to unite against the powers that be...criminals or not"

BP- You and your comments are quite exemplary of why some in black society are having the myriad and continual problems they are having in this country. If you truly believe what you have written then no amount of explanation, debate, reasoning, statistics, dialogue ,etc........will change your mindset to the contrary. Hey, "good luck" with that .....but realize it will get you nowhere in life and the hole you are digging for yourself will only get bigger .

Katarina
Katarina

With someone like this working security, I wonder if loss prevention will notice less loss now that she is gone. Could that be why grandson is concerned over her job loss?

don226
don226

shouldn't take a job your not capable of doing

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

good riddance