LA Vows to Make Dodger Stadium Safe

LAPD: You're going to see a sea of blue; it's not going to be Dodger blue'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2011 1:22 AM CDT
Bryan Stow, seen here holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, is still in a coma. A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his attackers' arrest.   (AP Photo/John Stow)
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(Newser) – Los Angeles authorities have vowed to dramatically increase security at Dodger Stadium following the near-fatal beating of a Giants fan. At "an absolute minimum," the police force will double the number of uniformed officers patrolling the stadium and boost the number of plainclothes cops in the area, announced LAPD chief Charlie Beck. Pummeled fan Bryan Stow is still in a coma and his attackers have not yet been caught, although police say they are following up dozens of leads, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"You are going to see a sea of blue. And it’s not going to be Dodger blue. It’s going to be LAPD blue," Beck said, promising to “expend whatever resources necessary to keep fans safe at Dodger stadium. This is going to be a game-changer. People will be awed by the response of the Los Angeles Police Department to this because we will not suffer this as a city again. People have a right to enjoy the American pastime and we are going to assure that right.”

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