The LA Dodgers said they will replace their new head of security, Rich Wemmer. Michael Hillman will take over the role this week.
Wemmer took the job in April 2011 after security became an issue when San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was severely beaten in the stadium parking lot. Wemmer, who retired from the LAPD in 2008 after nearly 40 years in law enforcement, said he had been planning for his retirement for quite some time.
Hillman is a former Los Angeles Police deputy chief.
Dodger President Stan Kasten said he believes the team’s ongoing efforts to provide a safe, family-friendly environment to its fans will be in good hands with Hillman.