The Kings Stanley Cup victory over the Rangers on Friday led to a large police presence outside of the Staples Center in downtown L.A.
“The crowd is great, the fans are celebrating in the appropriate way. We’ve had no issues at all. We’re glad to be part of the celebration,” Los Angeles Police Department Captain Cory Palka told KTLA shortly after the game.
Streets around the game were closed, but would soon be reopened, Polka said around 10:20 p.m.
“We are all Kings out here. We are celebrating with Los Angeles as well. This is a great day in the city,” Palka said. “The people in this game have been nothing but outstanding fans.”
Rick Chambers reports from Staples Center for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, June 13, 2014.