Thursday, February 20, 2014
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The National Football League's policy banning off-duty police officers from being armed inside stadiums is being challenged in Hennepin County District Court. Two Minnesota police groups are suing the NFL, arguing the policy cannot be enforced and violates state law. State law has allowed officers to carry in private venues since 2003, even if there are signs indicating weapons are not allowed. The NFL changed its rules last fall and now only allows on-duty police and private security officers to have a gun in a stadium.