Civil Lawsuit Moves Forward Against Walmart
Survivors and family members of the 23 people who died when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are suing the retail giant, claiming that some fault lies with the company for not providing greater security. The plaintiffs allege that Walmart:
– Creates a “crime magnet” packed with vulnerable shoppers
– Chooses not to pay for armed security
– Fails to implement standards for responding to crimes in progress
During the case, Walmart has frequently attempted to block company details about violent crime and security issues at various locations from being used as evidence.