Uniformed LAPD officers began patrolling the stadium after a 2005 incident, but the team decided to switch to plainclothes personnel in 2009. Chief Charlie Beck says the ballpark needs a uniformed presence.
On a Sunday afternoon in 2008, fans packed into Dodger Stadium for the team's last home game of the season. Watching over the crowd that day were 60 or so uniformed Los Angeles police officers — more cops than typically patrol entire sections of the city.
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