LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The head of security for the Los Angeles Dodgers says he quit for a time because he disagreed with cutbacks that left fewer uniformed police officers at games.
Shahram Ariane testified Thursday in a lawsuit over the 2011 beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium. Stow, who was left brain-damaged, argues the team had inadequate security.
Ariane says he quit in 2010 for a year because the team reduced its use of off-duty but uniformed Los Angeles police, who earned more than off-duty law enforcement officers in polo shirts and non-police security guards.
The Los Angeles Times says the night Stow was beaten, there were only 19 uniformed officers amid more than 200 security officers.
Ariane says he feels people behave differently around uniformed police.
Stow, a Santa Cruz-area paramedic, suffered a serious brain injury in the attack.
The two men who beat him, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, pleaded to criminal charges in the attack earlier this year and were sentenced to prison.