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Dodgers security boss says he quit over cutbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The head of security for the Los Angeles Dodgers says he quit for a time because he disagreed with cutbacks that left fewer uniformed police officers at games.

Shahram Ariane testified Thursday in a lawsuit over the 2011 beating of Giants fan Brian Stow at Dodger Stadium. Stow, who was left brain-damaged, argues the team had inadequate security.

Ariane says he quit in 2010 for a year because the team reduced its use of off-duty but uniformed Los Angeles police, who earned more than off-duty law enforcement officers in polo shirts and non-police security guards.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1nnz5JJ) says the night Brian Stow was beaten, there were only 19 uniformed officers amid more than 200 security officers.

Ariane says he feels people behave differently around uniformed police.

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