- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Two state legislators are calling for a review of training standards following the death of a 25-year-old man following a confrontation with security guards at a shopping mall.

Rep. Thomas Stallworth III of Detroit and Rep. Rudy Hobbs of Southfield on Wednesday said they also asked the state police and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to quickly look at security guard licensing and compliance.

McKenzie Cochran died Jan. 28 after being pepper-sprayed and restrained by guards at Northland Center in Southfield, just north of Detroit.

Officials say Cochran told a shop owner in the mall that he wanted to “kill somebody,” and the owner called security. Police are investigating his death.

Medical examiners are awaiting toxicology results for Cochran to help determine a cause of death.


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