Levi’s Stadium is the new stadium for the San Francisco Forty Niners NFL Football Team. The San Francisco Forty Niners, are amongst the most ‘respected’ franchises having produced five Super Bowl Champion Teams.
On November 1, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders on a nationally televised Thursday Night Football game with additional Security including over 400 Law Enforcement Officers. But not one of those ‘Sworn to Protect and Serve’ were even aware of a brutal beating incident that took a single visiting Oakland Raider’s fan putting himself in harm’s way to contain, restrain and bring the assailant to arrest and custody.
The ‘Good Samaritan’ contacted the Santa Clara Police, Levi’s Stadium Management and even talked with the NFL before all parties ‘went dark’ because of who the ‘Good Samaritan’ was.
In his explosive book, as an attorney for this case, In Pro Per, Fred Weaver details the chaos and lack of security at Levi’s Stadium, involving recent ‘near fatal’ attacks, and personal injury lawsuits. Weaver also exposes Santa Clara Police Department ‘corruption’, City of Santa Clara ‘dirty laundry’ and the City of Santa Clara Council Members ‘toxic’ relationship with the San Francisco 49ers entities, making Levi’s Stadium the Most Dangerous Public Venue in North America.
Among the revelations:
- The City of Santa Clara, California has one of the smallest law enforcement agencies in the country to protect an NFL stadium.
- On October 5, 2014, due to a lack of security, San Francisco 49ers season ticket holder Kiran Patel was viciously attacked by two drunken gang members, and Kiran Patel suffered a coma, brain damage, and partial paralysis.
- Prior to the Kiran Patel beating, but later revealed in his subsequent Personal Injury Lawsuit, Court Documents show all of the San Francisco 49ers entities, The City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority had specific knowledge of reports of more than 500 prior assaults and fights at San Francisco 49ers home games.
- In April 2016, without a warrant, the City of Santa Clara Police kicked down a door of a San Jose resident injuring and breaking the resident’s ankle, who was later paid a $6.7 million-dollar Federal Lawsuit settlement. City of Santa Clara Police Chief Mike Sellers insisted his cops acted responsibly.
- Also, in 2016, the City of Santa Clara paid out a $500,000 settlement to a family for multiple illegal searches of their home by the City of Santa Clara Police.
- In a September 2, 2016 Letter to CEO Jed York of San Francisco 49ers, from the Santa Clara Police Officer’s Association, the Police Officers threatened not to work Levi’s Stadium because of then 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s not standing during the National Anthem, and because of the socks Kaepernick wore.
- In a March 13, 2017 Deposition for the Kirin Patel Personal Injury Lawsuit, James Mercurio, Vice President of Stadium Operations and General Manager for Levi’s Stadium, was asked if he knew in detail the staff directive (officer’s beat) of Santa Clara Police Department throughout the facility. James Mercurio answered, “I do not.” Yet two month later, James Mercurio was appointed to the NFL Stadium Security Directors Committee, a new group responsible for updating security policies across the league.
- On June 7, 2017, the San Francisco 49ers were notified that Levi’s Stadium had somehow been selected as the 2017 NFL Facility of Merit by the National Football League for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.
- August 14, 2017, Mayor Lisa Gillmor said Santa Clara should be model for city-NFL team relationships. But in a separate statement, the San Francisco 49ers said, “It’s exactly this deceptive approach, her (Mayor Gillmor’s) lack of transparency…that make Mayor Gillmor difficult to trust.”
- An August 24, 2017, City of Santa Clara Agenda Report included a Comprehensive Audit of Stadium Authority Finances, prepared by Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC. Included in the August 21, 2017 audit Conclusions and Findings, finding 1.D, “The Stadium Lease requires that the Operation and Maintenance Plan Prepared by ManCo (Forty Niners Stadium Management Company) and submitted to the Stadium Authority include an annual Public Safety Budget. At approximately $5.7 million in FY 2015-16, public safety costs are one of the Stadium’s largest expenses, but a budget for these costs were not submitted to the Stadium Authority in total or approved by the Board for the two years with the scope of this audit.”
- On November 1, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders on a nationally televised Thursday Night Football game. During the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, a savage assault took place between two 49er’s fans in the lower level Section 119 seats just yards from the field. As the assailant involved in the fight slowly walking up the stairs to the mezzanine, NO ONE at Levi’s Stadium took any action including the witnessing NFL Field Security Personnel. And with over 400 combined and documented, City of Santa Clara Police Dept and visiting Law Enforcement Officers assigned that night, not one of those ‘Sworn to Protect and Serve’ were even aware of the brutal beating incident as the assailant slowly tried to escape. It took a single visiting Oakland Raider’s fan to contain, restrain and bring the assailant to arrest and custody.
- On November 2, 2018, to avoid embarrassment and save face, the Santa Clara Police Department Officers filed two separate False Police Reports regarding the previous day’s savage assault and arrest of the assailant.
- During the Personal Injury Trial for the vicious attack and beating of Kiran Patel, the San Francisco 49ers entities, The City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority defense and contention in court documents was, “Notifying the public about the lack of security would discourage use of the property and would also serve to invite violent attacks.”
After the November 1, 2018 savage assault between the two 49ers fans, the ‘Good Samaritan’ provided additional help. He shared written communication and documentation about the incident with several members of the City of Santa Clara Police Department, the City of Santa Clara who owns Levi’s Stadium, and also talked with National Football League’s Director of Investigations & Security Services, Billy Langenstein.
After all the above entities received multiple emails and ‘certified’ communications, from the ‘Good Samaritan’, everyone including the NFL ‘went dark’ on any further communication.
And there are several reasons why Billy Langenstein, the National Football League, the City of Santa Clara Police Department, and the Mayor and City Council Members have chosen to cease all communication, while hoping yet another lack of security incident ‘just goes away’. That is where the story continues…