New City of Milwaukee Ordinance Adding Safety Requirements to Parking Areas

Next month, under a new ordinance from the City of Milwaukee, owners of parking lots and structures will be required to submit security plans to police prior to licensure approval.

The new requirements come after the death of a nurse practitioner walking to her car after her shift at Froedtert in 2019 along with, other attacks and other safety concerns in parking lots and structures.

In 2018, a woman was stabbed more than a dozen times by a stranger in the parking structure at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. The woman’s attorney, Habush attorney, Benjamin Wagner said of the ordinance, “This is a great step forward in compelling property owners who invite the public on to their premises to have reasonable safety measures. This can only help.”

For more on the ordinance, read more of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article.

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Benjamin S. Wagner is a shareholder with the firm. His practice includes nursing home abuse and neglect, personal injury, car accidents, construction accidents, premises liability incidents, wrongful death and motorcycle accidents. Benjamin has successfully tried numerous cases throughout Wisconsin. Because of his significant trial experience and success, he has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as an advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2003 and received the Phillips Owens Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and community service.