Compromise Proposed for Off-Duty Officers Carrying Guns Into Stadium

Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – While Police in Minnesota are suing the Vikings and the NFL, St. Louis police are taking a different tack in dealing with the league’s rule prohibiting off-duty officers from carrying their weapons into the league’s stadiums.

President Joe Steiger tells KMOX the St. Louis Police Officers Association is going to meet with the Rams to try to work out a compromise.

“Maybe they can set up some sort of lock-up inside the dome, that way off-duty officers will be able to secure their weapons where it’s safe,” says Steiger.

Steiger says officers don’t want to leave their sidearms in their vehicles, where they could get stolen.

He says the association hasn’t decided if it will file a “friend of the court” brief in support of the officers in Minnesota who want the courts to declare the NFL’s ban illegal.

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