Security officer prevented from obtaining license in D.C. after justifiable homicide

Mark Manley, owner, Manley Protective Services

There's a lot to unpack here. First, we have a societal issue of parents not parenting -- a mother allowing hers sons to run around on the streets -- and now both of those sons are dead due to the violence they apparently embraced.

There also appears to be a widespread lack of enforcement of security licenses in Washington, DC, if we believe what Mark Manley says about "everybody works security without a license." It stands to reason that if security licenses were strictly enforced, it would deter future violations.

Manley appears to have committed a justifiable homicide, but the collateral damage for that is that his livelihood has been damaged indefinitely. The court needs to figure out a punishment for Manley -- possibly a fine and a finite suspension -- after which he will be allowed to apply for a security license.  -- IFPO.

By Justin Wm. Moyer,

It’s not easy for Mark Manley to discuss the night in November when he killed a man.

The problem isn’t trauma. Manley, a 29-year-old District security guard, has no qualms about shooting Javone Smith, a masked gunman who, with three others, was allegedly trying to rob a vape shop hosting a pop-up marijuana event on Florida Avenue.

Manley said the problem is what followed. Even though the shooting was ruled justified, his special police officer’s license was suspended, his security agency business license was revoked, and his firearm license application was denied.

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He said he’s being unjustly punished by D.C. police, who successfully argued in administrative court against the return of his business license because Manley advertised his company when it was unlicensed.

The November shooting — one of nine homicides deemed justifiable last year in the District — left the security guard fighting to support his family and a mother grieving two sons lost to gun violence in less than three weeks.

Both the shooter and his victim’s family want more from the legal system, more from the police and prosecutors following a split-second decision that ended with a man’s death.

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