Friday, April 8, 2011
Posted: 10:21 a.m.
William Bratton, former New York and Los Angeles police commissioner, joined "The Dan Patrick Show" to talk about his role as safety consultant for Dodger Stadium. Bratton is with a security company called Kroll.
Bratton said that his company contacted the Dodgers because he knew theyd need a full review of security after a Giants fan was viciously beaten after a game at Dodger Stadium.
We will begin working there Monday, Bratton said.
Bratton said the L.A. chief of police already made it clear that theyre going to have a lot heavier police presence and theyll crack down on alcohol-related problems. Bratton said that he thinks there are a lot of things that can be fixed there. One of the many things to work on is getting more lights in the parking lot.
But Bratton wanted to make it clear that the Dodgers are not alone. What theyre talking about is not unique to Dodger Stadium, Bratton said. Its a growing phenomenon in sports.
In fact, Bratton said the U.S. is not nearly as bad as soccer fans in Europe.
Portion of text written by Andrew Perloff of "The Dan Patrick Show"."The Dan Patrick Show" airs Monday-Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
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The Chicago Bears will reunite with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Denver this summer, as word broke Monday that the Broncos will host the Bears for joint training camp practices in advance of their preseason game in August.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs confirmed the news on Twitter.
This is the second time Denver will welcome the Bears for training camp sessions. The two teams held joint practices back in 2018.
Training camp won't be the first time the Bears will see Fangio since his departure last offseason. Chicago pulled off a last-second victory over the Broncos in Week 2 of the 2019 season when kicker Eddy Pineiro booted a 53-yard game-winner with time expiring in the fourth quarter. His kick was set up by the clutch version of Mitch Trubisky, who connected on a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson on the play before Pineiro's conversion.
Fangio left a lasting impact during his time as the Bears defensive coordinator that reached its peak in 2018 when Chicago was widely regarded as the most ferocious defense in the league. The Bears finished third in yards allowed per game and ended the season with the top run defense. Their 27 interceptions were tops in the NFL, too.