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LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  The Los Angeles Dodgers hired former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton Wednesday to assess policies and procedures related to security and fan services at Dodger Stadium.

A week ago, a San Francisco Giants fan was beaten outside the stadium. Bryan Stow remains in a medically-induced coma. His assailants are also still at-large.

“Bill Bratton is widely credited with spearheading modern community policing in America,” said Los Angeles Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt. “There is no one better to lead a top-to-bottom review of our current practices and make recommendations to be implemented now and into the future.”

Bratton, 63, and his team at Kroll will begin consulting immediately.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to return to Los Angeles to consult with the Dodger organization on the security posture at Dodger Stadium,” said Bratton. “We will take a full and comprehensive look at security procedures and processes, and make recommendations based on our findings.”

Bratton was chief of LA Police from 2002-2009.

The Dodgers enjoy a longtime working partnership with the LAPD, and see Bratton and Kroll’s role helping with internal procedures at the Dodgers.

“We are committed to ensuring that Dodger Stadium remains a family-friendly environment for all baseball fans,” said McCourt.

Before becoming LAPD Chief, Bratton also ran the police departments in Boston and New York.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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