Lawsuit: Assigning LAPD Officers to Work Security at Rams Games an Illegal ‘Gift’ from City

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles, alleging an illegal “gift of public funds” relating to police security at Rams home games.

The lawsuit is designed “to prevent the city from expending any additional taxpayer funds to provide over 200 LAPD officers free of charge to secure Rams home games,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

“Rams owner Stan Kroenke has refused to pay in full for the police services necessary to ensure public safety at his team's home games,” the statement said. “This free use of LAPD personnel constitutes an illegal gift of $2 million in public funds.”

A Rams representative declined to comment on the suit.

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