Accusations of antics in a lawsuit against Akal Security make San Francisco's federal courthouse sound more like the Mitchell Brother's O'Farrell Theater nearby.
Three guards accuse Akal of hiring unqualified personnel and retaliating against employees who don't enable unprofessional behavior.
Besides allegations of romantic liaisons between a guard and a court clerk, as well as a guard and a woman married to an ex-police officer, drug and alcohol use and inappropriate gunplay are detailed.
One incident described involves a guard receiving a shipment of assault weapons at the courthouse, while another suggests that a visitor was wave through security without having to pass through a metal detector.
According to the suit, those who complained about the behavior were called "snitches" and "rats," were suspended or dismissed, and even threatened with violence.
Akal contracts with the U.S. Marshall's Service across the country, with co-founder and president Daya Khalsa calling the allegations "completely baseless."
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