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Dodgers security advisor on fan violence

Dodgers security advisor on fan violence

Friday, April 8, 2011
Posted: 10:21 a.m.

CSNChicago.com

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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