Safety & Security: Event Security
- Peaceful Protests at Panthers-Vikings Game
by Meg Kinnard, Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr. September 2016
Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings was played without interruption.
- Panthers Won't Move Home Game Despite Protests
by A.J. Perez September 2016
The Carolina Panthers will not be moving Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team was discussing the status of its Week 3 contest with law enforcement and NFL officials amid the riots that have left the city of Charlotte under a state of emergency but still intends to play at downtown Bank of America Stadium.
- No Charges for Student's Football Game Threat
by Ryan Robinson September 2016
No charges will be filed in connection with a student threat that forced the evacuation and postponement of a Friday night high school football game in Columbia.
- Threat Forces Cancelation of HS Football Game
by Christopher Dornblaser September 2016
Dale Phillips received a phone call Friday night, an automated message from the York Suburban School District informing parents the football game at Columbia High School had been postponed due to safety concerns. The game, canceled because of a threat from a Columbia student, would be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at York Suburban High School instead, according to the message. Phillips' son is a freshman at York Suburban. Asked if officials had made the right decision postponing the game, she replied "absolutely,"
- Bomb Blast Forces Marines' Charity Race Cancellation
by Jacqueline L. Urgo and Rob Tornoe September 2016
Police and federal authorities blocked boardwalk and beach access Saturday after a pipe bomb blew up in a plastic garbage can — just minutes before thousands of runners were to pass by in the Seaside Semper Five charity 5k race to benefit U.S. Marines and sailors. No one was injured. The race was canceled and homes were evacuated. The discovery of an unattended backpack just before the race began caused a delay in the competition that may have saved many runners from harm.
- Police May Nix Dolphins Escorts over Anthem Protests
by Jason Lieser September 2016
The head of the local sheriff's union in Broward County released a statement Friday, asking his members to decline any security detail that involves the Miami Dolphins in response to the four players who kneeled during the national anthem last weekend.
- Ohio State's New Beer, Bag Policies Take Effect
by Kaitlin Fochesato September 2016
Ohio State did not hire extra security for the opening game, but it did provide more training for staff members, said Ben Johnson, a university spokesman.All employees selling the new beverage were required to check IDs for every purchase, Johnson said. About $600,000 from the beer profits will pay for four new full-time Ohio State police officers. Another $50,000 will be dedicated over the next two years to fund research.
- Police May Boycott 49ers Amid Kaepernick Protest
by Jason Green September 2016
The Santa Clara police union says its officers may stop working San Francisco 49ers’ home games amid quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality and racial injustice by refusing to stand during the national anthem, according to media reports.
- Lawsuit: Unfair to Use LA Police as Stadium Security
by Dakota Smith September 2016
The battle over who should pay for security costs at Los Angeles Rams games escalated Wednesday as the city of Los Angeles was hit with a lawsuit over the use of police officers at National Football League events. Former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine and Hollywood resident James Bibeau filed a taxpayer lawsuit against the city and Police Chief Charlie Beck in Los Angeles Superior Court that alleges unauthorized use of Los Angeles Police Department resources at Rams games. The LAPD isn't being compensated for security at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the department is too short-staffed to provide
- NYPD: Expect More Security at U.S. Open
by Scott Eidler August 2016
More NYPD officers and a larger U.S. Open security force are patrolling at the newly renovated Flushing facility with officials citing terrorist attacks in Europe for the added vigilance. On the venerable tennis tournament's opening day of competition, fans entering the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center saw more security as well the results of an ongoing facility face-lift. The NYPD has deployed more officers from its Counter Terrorism Unit and a Critical Response Command, formed last year after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.