This article was originally published on October 20, 2017 and is being republished to update with the latest information on the ongoing investigation into the burger chain’s safety.
A video posted to Facebook earlier this week by the Madison Burgers and Grills Facebook page showed a man being led away from the restaurant in handcuffs.
The Madison Burger and Grill posted a photo of the man’s handcuffs in a caption: Madison Burger and Grill has terminated its relationship with the Madison Police Department.
Madison police have been investigating a number of alleged safety violations involving Madison Burger & Co. employees for several weeks.
The Madison Police Department released a statement to ABC News on Tuesday night, saying the department has “found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of employees.”
“As a result of the investigation, it has been determined that the Madison Police department is not the appropriate law enforcement agency to pursue criminal charges against any employee,” the statement read.
“As the investigation continues, the Madison Burger Grill will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in their efforts to solve the investigation.”
The Madison Burger & Co., which was founded in 2002, is best known for its burgers.
Its brick-and-mortar locations are located across the United States, and the chain has grown to more than 1,000 locations.
“We are extremely sorry that this incident occurred and are committed to making every effort to restore the safety of all our customers and employees,” the Madison Burger & Co statement continued.
Earlier this month, a video was released showing the manager of the Madison Burgers & Co restaurant, Mark J. Schreiber, being forced to give a statement and pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault, two counts of misdemeanor battery and two counts in the first degree.
The video, which was posted to YouTube, showed Schreib being dragged out of the restaurant by a security guard who had arrived shortly after the Burke family began complaining.
As the video showed, a security worker had pushed the manager out of his chair and onto a table in front of him.
On Tuesday, a representative for Madison Burger said in a statement that the company was reviewing the video.
In the statement, the statement read, “On August 31, 2017, the manager, Mark Schreibe, was escorted out of Madison Burger, which is located on the third floor of Madison’s iconic First National Building, in handcuffs and shackles.
Upon arriving at the police station, the security worker told the officer that the manager had been verbally and physically abusive towards a number one Madison Burger employee.
When the security employee asked the manager why he did that, the management responded that the man was being disrespectful to them and that they had no choice but to remove him from the premises.
After being asked by the officer what happened, the employee stated that he had been told by Madison Burger management that the employee would have to leave the premises if they did not cooperate with the investigation.
While this employee was leaving, he was physically assaulted by a Madison Burger Manager.
Based on the evidence that was presented at trial, the investigation was concluded that the security manager had committed an act of battery, and that the act was intentional, and in retaliation for the employee’s conduct, he has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
As a direct result of this investigation, the Manager has been terminated from his employment at Madison Burger.
Additionally, we have taken the following actions: •We have terminated the manager of Madison Burggers & Co and will be contacting the owner of Madison Burge & Co, which owns the TownePlace restaurant in Madison.
•The Madison Burger has permanently suspended its contract with the Madison police department, and will not provide services to the Madison community, including providing food and beverages to the towneplace, in order to protect our employees and the public.
We are committed, in the strongest possible terms, to our customers, employees, and our community, and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure that our customers’ safety is not compromised.
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