Security Beefed Up for Dodgers-Giants Series

The Wednesday and Thursday night games are the first in LA for the two teams since Opening Day

By Michael Horowicz
|  Tuesday, May 17, 2011  |  Updated 3:41 PM PDT
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Dodgers Security Beefed Up For Giants Games

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The LAPD is expected to be out in force at the two-game Dodgers-Giants series this week.

Security at Dodger Stadium will be beefed up on Wednesday and Thursday nights as the Dodgers play the San Francisco Giants in a two-game series, NBC LA has learned.

Extra LAPD officers will patrol the concourses and the parking lots. This marks the first time the Giants have come to Los Angeles since the Opening Day parking lot incident in which Bryan Stow, a Giants fan, was severely beaten.

Bill Bratton, the former LAPD chief who was hired as a security consultant for the Dodgers in the wake of the beating, was not available to comment, according to a spokesman with Altegrity, Inc., the parent company of Kroll, where he serves as chairman.  

"He's got plans tonight," Jack Papp, spokesman for Altegrity, said in a phone message, adding that Bratton was "unavailable." 

The Dodgers also declined to comment. They will speak at an LAPD press conference scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Josh Rawitch, a spokesman for the team.

Stow was transfered from County USC Medical Center to San Francisco General Hospital on Monday. Stow's family says he faces a long road to recovery. No suspects have been arrested in the incident.

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