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Dodgers Hire Bratton To Review Security Proceedures

April 08, 2011  | 

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired former Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton to review their security proceedures, following the severe beating of a Northern California paramedic at a game with the rival San Francisco Giants.

Bratton, the Los Angeles Police chief from 2002 to 2009, is the chairman of Kroll, an international security firm that will produce a report assessing security issues at Dodger Stadium, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Giants fan Bryan Stow was critically injured in the attack, and remains in a coma with a brain injury. Following Dodger owner Frank McCourt's announcement of the hiring, the Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement endording the move.

"We strongly support the aggressive measures that will be undertaken at Dodger Stadium to quash violence and rowdy behavior displayed by a few individuals," according to Paul M. Weber, LAPPL president. "A baseball game should be a safe and enjoyable event for everyone. Chief Charlie Beck's commitment to provide a highly visible presence and prompt response by uniformed LAPD officers will serve as both a deterrent to rogue behavior and an assurance to all fans of any team that they can attend Dodger games and root for their team without fearing for their personal safety."

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

Tags: William Bratton, Pro Athletes, LAPD


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