LAPD Protective League says Rams should pay for all security at home games

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The Los Angeles Police Protective League believes the Los Angeles Rams should pay for all security at the Memorial Coliseum during home games. (KABC)

The Los Angeles Police Protective League believes the Los Angeles Rams should pay for all security at the Memorial Coliseum during home games.

"The current plan is the Rams will pay for the inside security, within the Coliseum, but outside security is at the expense of taxpayers," former L.A. City Councilmember Dennis Zine said.

According to a taxpayer lawsuit filed by the league Wednesday, more than 200 on-duty officers have been pulled from their daily assignments to cover outside security or traffic during the games.

The suit also claims the coverage is costing taxpayers more than $200,000 per game and that officers are being pulled off the streets during a time when violent crime has increased by 40 percent.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said he hopes to have good news before the regular season starts. He said they are having meetings in hopes of getting all security costs covered.

Officials with the league said they have also started investigating unlawful security used at USC games.

Eyewitness News reached out to the Rams for comment on the pending lawsuit, but did not hear back.

Earlier this month, the team issued a statement saying it was "working with the LAPD to find solutions that work for everyone" in regards to security.
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