Exclusive: Kroger security contract company has history of on-duty shootings

Tennessee requires 16 hours of training to be a licensed, armed security guard; Tennessee never licensed Gregory Livingston

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 31, 2021 10:46 AM CT | Published: August 11, 2021 3:47 PM CT

Allied Universal Security employed Gregory Livingston, the armed security guard who allegedly shot and killed 48-year-old Alvin Motley at an East Memphis Kroger Fuel Center on August 7. The company’s employees have been involved in multiple shootings across the nation in recent years.

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Matt Stroud

Matt Stroud

Matt Stroud, a former correspondent for Bloomberg News and The Associated Press, is an investigative reporter with The Daily Memphian. He is the author of “Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing,” and the creator of the six-part podcast, “Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment.”

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