Retired L.A. cop talks security strategies at sports, concert venues

Michael Downing recently joined Prevent Advisors as executive vice president after retiring from the Los Angeles Police Department, where he spent the past 35 years and specialized in counter-terrorism.

Prevent Advisors, a division of Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, consults with teams and facilities on security measures as well as non-sports venues.

Downing joins a group that includes his former boss, ex-LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, plus Florida Panthers Executive Chairman Peter Luukko and intelligence…