Chicago Cubs security firm under investigation in Minnesota
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(Above) Wrigley Field. Photo by Jason Hernandez

19-Jun-17 – The company that handles security for the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Marathon is under investigation in Minnesota.

KSTP-TV is reporting that Chicago-based Monterrey Security, which also protects the 66,200-seat U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, is being investigated by the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board. The television station says the investigation involves hundreds of the security firm’s 3,500 employees and accusations that Monterrey falsified government documents, failed to conduct adequate background checks, and hired people with felony convictions without getting proper clearance.

Multiple media sources in Minneapolis claim the FBI is also investigating Monterrey Security and that the inquiry focuses on a complaint alleging fraud within the company. Specifically, that the firm allegedly falsified documents to reflect that some employees had completed security training when they had not.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Kathleen Blatz says stadium management is trying to figure out when the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board will complete its investigation.

Kathleen Blatz “It’s one thing to make allegations, it’s another to have evidence,” Blatz (left) told Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I would assume they know what they’re doing. I can’t believe it’s just wholesale neglect of the rules.”

Security at U.S. Bank Stadium was an issue this year during the last game of the Minnesota Vikings season when two protesters dropped from scaffolding and unfurled a banner protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 19-Jun-17 3:33 AM

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