Reporting Anna Duckworth
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Undercover San Francisco police officers will be dressed in New York Giants Gear at Sunday’s 49ers game at Candlestick Park.
According to SFPD Sgt. Mike Andraychak, authorities want to make sure Giants fans are not harassed or threatened at the NFC Championship game.
Andraychak said the enhanced security measures came at the request of the NFL after several complaints by New Orleans Saints fans at last Saturday’s playoffs game.
KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:
“They asked for additional staffing at the game, also for additional officers in plain clothes so they could be in the stands, where Giants fans are seated,” he said.
Andraychak said the undercover cops would serve as observers and in tune for any problems that might arise.
If necessary, he said the ones undercover would call in uniformed officers to take action.
“The first step would be ejection. If you’re threatening, intimidating or using profanity, you should expect to be ejected from either the parking lot or if you’re inside the game.”
The police sergeant said plain-clothed officers have worn opposing team and 49ers jerseys in the past to better blend in with the crowd.
In addition to the added police force, more security cameras will be on hand to keep an eye out for abusive fans.
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