LOS ANGELES (KABC) --The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) wants the L.A. Rams organization to pay for the extra LAPD officers that will be needed for security during the football season.
"Let's not forget the Rams are a multi-billion dollar organization, and all we are asking them to do is to pay for the resources that they need to ensure that the fans, players, staff are kept safe," LAPPL director Robert Harris said.
The Coliseum is paying for more than 100 officers inside the stadium, according to the LAPPL. They said 200 extra officers will need to be assigned outside of the stadium, which would cost approximately $2 million over the course of the season.
Union members said that if owner Stan Kroenke doesn't pay for the extra policing, police coverage in other areas of the city will be affected.
"We are down 2,500 officers. We don't have 200 officers to give for this NFL season," LAPPL vice president Jerretta Sandoz said.
The L.A. Rams said in a statement, "We are currently working with the LAPD to find solutions that work for everyone - in fact, we have a few meetings already scheduled with LAPD and USC leadership in the coming weeks."
LAPD said that they will not be using their patrol divisions to staff the upcoming games. The department is not only speaking with the Rams but also the Coliseum and the NFL.