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Security cameraSPD Urges Community Crime Watch for Apartment and Condo Residents

While apartment complex owners and managers are responsible for providing a safe and secure premises, residents can help to protect themselves and their neighbors through a Community Crime Watch.

The Seattle Police Department explains, a “Community Crime Watch…is based on the principle that neighbors working together are the first and best line of defense against crime.”

Read SPD tips to get a Community Crime Watch started in your apartment community:

Two Basic Commitments

  1. A commitment to be concerned about your neighbor’s property as well as your own.
  2. A commitment that when you see suspicious activity, you will take action by calling your neighbor or 9-1-1.

Getting Started

  • Get to know all your adjacent neighbors and communicate often
  • Agree to watch out for each other
  • Do small tasks for each other to improve territoriality.  Simply acknowledging people you see – whether you know them or not – sends the message that you as a community are paying attention to your environment.
  • Pay attention to what is going on around the building, the community. If you see people or vehicles in the building or on the grounds that you don’t recognize, and/or you notice behaviors that seem out of place, tell someone; tell each other, tell building or property management.  If the behavior is suspicious or criminal in nature, do not hesitate to call 911 and tell police.
  • Do small tasks for each other to improve territoriality.  Simply acknowledging people you see – whether you know them or not – sends the message that you as a community are paying attention to your environment.

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Columbus Apartment Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to this fatal shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a claim for substantial compensation.

Local News Update

(WTVM News)

(WTVM News)

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Calvin Denson, which occurred outside the Warren Williams apartment complex Saturday afternoon, April 30, 2016.

WTVM News reports, Calvin Denson “was found shot and bleeding Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at the Warren Williams apartment complex on Wynnton Road.” Columbus police have since made an arrest in the fatal shooting.

“For the whole entire family, it was a relief for us,” a family member told WTVM News. “Knowing that…the police department along with Sgt. Deaton did everything that they could.”

While the arrest offers some closure to Mr. Denson’s family, grave questions remain over how this tragedy occurred and whether a potential security lapse at the apartment complex may have contributed. Media reports indicate the complex saw another shooting in November 2012.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. Given the reported history of gun-related activity on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the apartment complex parking lot and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
  • Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner, following reports of a previous shooting, to deter such crime?

By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the family of Mr. Denson may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Property Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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