Police out in force for Dodgers opening day
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police say there were fewer arrests this year for wild behavior at the opening day game at Dodger Stadium, where there was a heavy police presence one year after a Giants fan was beaten into a coma in the parking lot.
Los Angeles police officer Bruce Borihanh says two arrests were made and 72 public drinking citations were given at Tuesday's game, down from 89 arrests and citations last year.
There were also 79 ejections from the sold-out game for rowdiness, drunkenness and other unruly behavior.
Giants fan Bryan Stow was wearing a San Francisco jersey at last year's opening game and was punched in the head, kicked and slammed to the ground in the parking lot. Stow continues to undergo rehabilitation.