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Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt (2nd-R)speaks as Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck (R) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (2nd-L) and Councilman Ed Reyes (L) look on, during a Dodger Stadium security news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles city and Dodgers team officials announced new security measures for the stadium after the brutal beating on Opening Day left a Giants fan hospitalized with brain injuries.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says uniformed on-duty L.A. police officers will be at the stadium now. “When you go into Dodger Stadium, you will see an L.A. police officer. When you leave Dodger Stadium, you will see an L.A. police officer. So we will be a constant presence.”
And Chief Beck says the Dodgers will pay for the on-duty police patrol. Beck also says officers will crack down on tailgating in the parking lot and along nearby streets. And he says plans are in place to install high-tech security measures like closed-circuit cameras and license plate readers.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt confirms the team will pay for the on-duty police officers. Officials haven’t indicated how many officers will be deployed.
Bryan Stow, 42, remains in the hospital with severe skull and brain injuries after the Giants fan was attacked in the stadium parking lot after the opening game of the season. Officials have offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved.