Community leaders will host a meeting with Chase Bank officials to discuss safety concerns at the company's Milwaukee Street branch on Madison’s East Side on Thursday.
The meeting comes two weeks after a deadly shooting at the branch. A guard shot an unarmed robbery suspect in the back while the man was demanding money from a teller, according to police.
Since the shooting, Chase has cut ties with Off Duty Services, the company that employed the security guard involved in the shooting, and is now using off-duty Madison Police Officers, said Rico Sabatini, head of the Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association.
The Wisconsin Bankers Association commented on what security precautions banks take outside of hiring security guards.
“Every Wisconsin bank has someone who fulfills the role of a security officer, which is very different from a ‘security guard.’ From bank to bank, the security officer's specific duties may vary slightly; however, their primary responsibility is the security of the bank. This includes, but isn't limited to, developing, implementing and administering policies to ensure the safety of all customers and staff.” Eric Skrum, a WBA spokesperson said.
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