A Los Angeles Dodgers fan is suing the Major League Baseball (MLB) team for negligence after he was assaulted at a home game.
Milton Flores, who claims to have been beaten at playoff game with Milwaukee Brewers in October 2018, alleges the team provided inadequate security and a lack of uniformed Los Angeles police officers, according to an NBC Los Angeles report.
In a suit filed with Los Angeles Superior Court, Flores is suing Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, team owners Guggenheim Baseball Management LP and Guggenheim Baseball Management GP LLC, and the two alleged assailants, Robert and Jaime Joe Berumen, for unspecified damages.
Flores claims he was knocked unconscious by the Berumens and that they were later arrested. He alleges that a series of altercations took place during the course of the game, with no security officers available to protect him and his family.
The team decreased security in 2004 and in 2008 began relying solely on security guards in polo shirts, diminishing safety by making police intervention seem less likely to troublemakers, according to the suit.
“This atmosphere emboldened wrongdoers at the stadium,” Flores’ suit states.
The suit alleges that Dodger Stadium has the highest crime rate of any MLB venue.