Monday, October 09, 2017

Cubs' Troubled Security Company Went Home Early After Monday's Game, Top Cop Says

It was a rough start to the Cubs post-season on Monday for Monterrey Security—the company contracted to provide guard services at Wrigley Field and most other major Chicago sports venues.

The company recently lost its license to operate in the state of Minnesota and lost its contract to protect the Minnesota Vikings’ home stadium after an investigation allegedly found that Monterrey hired people with criminal records, failed to vet security workers, and double-billed for services in the Twin Cities.

According to police radio transmissions provided to CWBChicago, the top cop in charge of security at Monday night's Cubs game was surprised to learn that Monterrey’s workers had packed up and gone home before their job was done.

As recently as last week, Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications seemed to be standing by Monterrey as a competent partner in securing major events.

“We have been working very closely with the Cubs and the Bears to ensure the upcoming events held here in Chicago are safe and successful,” the Department said last Thursday. “We will continue to work closely with them to ensure their private security apparatuses also meet our extremely high expectations.”

After listening to police radio traffic and speaking with some officers who worked at Monday's game, something's looking iffy:

6:50 p.m. CPD radio transmission
Deputy Chief: “Remind Monterrey that once those [stadium] gates close...it’s their responsibility to help us clear this corner out” at Clark and Addison.

6:55 p.m. CPD radio transmission
Commander of traffic division: “Yeah, boss. Monterrey has been released. They’re gone for the day. There’s none of their people here.”

Deputy Chief: “Absolutely wonderful. We’ll cover that in the meeting tomorrow.”

It's not clear why the company's people packed up for the night. Monterrey did not respond to a request for comment.

Enjoy your meeting, guys!
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12 comments:

  1. "Monterrey". If that wasn't clue #1. Like the fox guarding the hen house.

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  2. Politically connected to the democrats. They can do what they please and still be paid and they know it.

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  3. CPD has no jurisdiction over a private security company. Let's keep this simple , these security companies just like Walsh or att or boost mobile security are companies getting paid with corrupt contracts and over billing for wanna be cops who dress up in gear making them selfs look real when they are impersonators. Remember when the private security would come in police station to borrow official police radios which never seem to make sense letting non police to utilize real government police radios Caps tom is still laughing at the hundreds of thousand$ he has milked the taxpayers and for last ten years and not one ounce of discipline or action taken against him Comnections and political clout ! Story and story nothing has affected him except give him a job with even less work and responsibility .Nice how that works

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    1. I am guessing Tom Tunney gets the juice. It is pay back for looking the other way in Cub's matters.

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    2. Yeah ... I've always wondered why he walks upon and down Halsted with a radio marked as police department equipment.

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    3. He does it cause no one knows how to tell lil gray hair caps Tommy the answer NO Even bosses that outrank him with several promotions! If I was in charge I would have all his immediate supervisors demoted and fired for looking the other way and not supervising which is their damn job !

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  4. I worked for Pinkerton Security at Wrigley around 1980 just before the Cubs fired Pinkerton and started their own security fir the ballpark. We weren't wannabe cops. We were a bunch of young guys who thought it would be cool to work at Wrigley. Most days there wasn't much to di since the crowds were so small but the weekend games always brought the drunks out.
    These teams won't pay for real police to work their games. That's an expense they don't want. Blame the tean not the guys who get paid very little to deal with the drunks and the fighting. We had radios but not police radios. There were usually 6 cops working at the park on the side. Btw, one of those "wannabe" coos is now Chicago Blackhawks head of security fir the team.

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  5. Another corrupt Chicago company paying off the politicians.

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  6. "Working closely with..." is Tunney's favorite bullshit phrase.

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    1. That, and "looking into something" ......

      She's always "working closely with" so-and-so and "looking into something" but never comes up with any workable solutions to whatever problem was being worked closely with/looked into. *sigh*

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    2. Those quotes are "just your perception" and besides "you're only one person". Really though, I wouldn't be a politician if it were the last job on earth with all that scrutiny and criticism....well, um, unless they paid and had the perks of those that are in Chicago.

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    3. Scrutiny ? There is no scrutiny or 3/4 of them would be in a jail cell.

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