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Jimmy Mubenga security firm says force 'last resort' in deportations [UK]

Private security guards use force in deportations "only as a last resort", MPs were told today. David Banks, group managing director for G4S, told the home affairs select committee that his guards abided by a philosophy of "care, humanity and decency"...G4S...was invited to give evidence following the death last month of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan who lost consciousness on a British Airways flight preparing to depart from Heathrow. Three G4S guards have been questioned by police and released on bail...Banks said there had been 186 complaints from detainees in five years who alleged they had been assaulted by guards...There are currently at least three Metropolitan police investigations into allegations of mistreatment by G4S guards this year..."Our officers are empowered to use control and restraint techniques where appropriate," Banks said... [also refers to Reliance Secure Task Management (part of Reliance Security Group), British Airways]