Editor's Note: An earlier version said that TeamOps was being added to the lawsuit as a defendant. The amended lawsuit if approved would simply add that police allegedly relied on TeamOps employees to pick concertgoers to be taken into protective custody. TeamOps is not being added as a defendant.
Plaintiffs in the Weldner-Dutton case are now hoping to amend their lawsuit with new allegations towards TeamOps. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs now allege that the event staffers assisted police in identifying Gillette Stadium concertgoers to place in protective custody.
Filed on June 20, the filling says according to the Sun Chronicle, “TeamOps security staff detain people who are or who appear intoxicated," the new filing says. "Then they call for assistance from police officers. TeamOps security staff know that the officers will almost always take those people into protective custody without regard to whether they are incapacitated.”
U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock has not decided yet if he will allow the amended motion,
Attorney Douglas Louison, who is representing the town of Foxboro and Police Chief Ed O’Leary in the case said police acted appropriately without any assistance from outside parties.
A potential multi-million dollar class action lawsuit, the case was filed last year by Timothy Dutton and Paul Weldner after they were placed in protective custody during a Bruce Springsteen show at Gillette Stadium in 2012.
Both men say they were drinking but were not “incapacitated” according to the state’s definition.
Recently, two new plaintiffs were added to the case. If the lawsuit is elevated to class action, there could be hundreds of plaintiffs.