Thursday, April 07, 2011
LAPD To Deploy More Cops In Dodger Stadium — Maybe
When asked whether the cost of adding additional officers would be passed on to Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, Beck said he expected the Dodgers would foot the bill. Villaraigosa declined to say whether he had a formal commitment from McCourt to pay what could quickly become a six-figure cost, depending on how big the response and how many games it lasts. Discussions with McCourt and his staff to reach an agreement are ongoing, Villaraigosa said.Oh, wait — actual moneyz will be involved???!!! Oh, noes!!!11!!1!! SRSLY, this isn't actually going to happen, or if it does, the details, when announced, will be vital.
Update 4/8: Several new stories on this topic elsewhere:
- Via Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, in the Times (the team will review "lighting in the parking lots, staffing levels of security personnel and the organization's policy on alcohol sales").
- MSTI reminds us that Frank fired his head of security last year and never replaced him.
- The Times also says the team will see a doubling of the 30-40 officers now attending games. The Dodgers have supposedly agreed to pay for the overtime, but as the statements above make clear, how much and how long this will last are questions still pending.