Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suit Alleges Rams Receiving Free Police Work

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suit Alleges Rams Receiving Free Police Work

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On-duty police officers in Los Angeles have been performing game- day security work at no charge to the Rams, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.

According to the Los Angeles Times, former LA city councilman Dennis Zine filed the suit against the city of Los Angeles and LA police chief Charlie Beck, alleging an illegal "gift of public funds" to provide security at Rams home games, at no charge to the team.

The Rams played Dallas Aug. 13 and Kansas City on Aug. 20 in preseason games at the LA Memorial Coliseum, their home for the next few seasons while a stadium is being constructed in nearby Inglewood. They have since played at Denver (last Saturday) and closed out preseason play Thursday night at Minnesota.

According to the Times, the city was not reimbursed for using more than 200 police officers at the Cowboys and Chiefs contests. …

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