Mansfield selectmen heard some suggestions for improving Comcast Center security from lawyer Edward Roy of Coventry, R.I., whose daughter was allegedly assaulted at a concert.
Roy alleges that Comcast Center security officials originally ignored his daughter’s request for help after another group was pushing and shoving her at the Jamin’ 94.5 Summer Jam Concert. Roy said that after the first request, his daughter was beaten up to the point possibly needing a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
During the Wednesday Mansfield Board of Selectmen meeting, Roy came in and talked about what he thinks would be improvements on the Comcast Center security force.
“One of the things I was thinking was why not have the police officers train Comcast Center security?” he said.
Roy added that while the Mansfield Police were more than professional during the incident, and had no problem with the officers on scene.
“You have a well-run police department, why not have more police in the lawn area?” he said. “More police in the lawn really would deter things like this from happening.”
Mansfield selectmen chair Olivier Kozlowski said that the discussion for this meeting would have to be strictly tailored to suggestions on improving the Comcast Center’s security, and not to discuss what may or may not have happened at the concert.
“The nature of this incident involves things that haven’t been proven and the facts haven’t been established,” he said. “This is not a mini trial… we’re not hearing any evidence here.”
Mansfield town manager William Ross said that he will make the appropriate meetings to get these suggestions out.