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The Dodgers have selected a new security chief

Apr 27, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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After a four month period in which the position was vacant — which became a major issue because of the Bryan Stow beating — the Dodgers have selected a chief of security. He is retired LAPD Captain Rich Wemmer.  His hiring is contingent on MLB approval due to the league takeover of the team’s day-t0-day operations.

The Los Angeles Times has a writeup on Wemmer’s career. Seems like a fine chap. The Times reports, however, that Wemmer was not the team’s first choice and that “numerous former LAPD command staffers” turned them down before they “settled on” Wemmer.

Not sure I’d read much into that. I mean, really, how eager would you be to jump into a job where the ownership situation is in as much flux as the Dodgers’ is?  If, as I suspect will be the case, a new owner comes in sometime soon, he’s probably going to want his own guy.

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