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SDPD: No extra security for Raiders game

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/12/03/sports/professional/chargers/21_46_1212_2_05.txt" target="_blank">North County Times</a>

    SAN DIEGO - Despite outbreaks of fan violence at Chargers-Raiders games in past years, this weekend's matchup of the two NFL teams at Qualcomm Stadium will not prompt a heavier-than-usual law enforcement presence.

    "We're looking at it as another football game," said San Diego police Lt. Marvin Shaw, head of the SDPD's security component at sporting events. "We're not gearing up for it any differently."

    In the wake of recent Super Bowls in the city, and in light of overall changes in post-9/11 security, department officials consider their current approach to enforcement at the Mission Valley arena sufficient, Shaw said.

    The lieutenant declined to discuss staffing levels planned for Sunday's game, citing policy rules.

    In recent years, the SDPD has announced heightened enforcement plans in advance of visits by the Oakland Raiders, whose fans have a reputation for boisterousness and belligerence.

    Numerous fights have erupted at Qualcomm when the two teams have faced off. In October 2000, a Raiders fan stabbed a Chargers supporter during a fracas in the stands. The victim survived.

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