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Family of man beaten to death sues Kansas City Chiefs

Posted: 12:32 PM, Jul 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-12 17:44:30-04

The Kansas City Chiefs are now being sued after a man was beat to death in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium following a home game in 2013. 

According to court documents, Kyle Van Winkle got into the wrong SUV after attending a Chiefs game. Officials say when the owner of the SUV saw Van Winkle, a group of people began punching him. 

Van Winkle later died at the hospital. 

His widow and young son are now suing the Kansas City Chiefs for premises liability after Van Winkle's death. They say inadequate security played a role. 

The man who pleaded guilty in Van Winkle's death, Joshua Bradley, took a plea deal in June. 

Van Winkle's family is also suing Bradley for charges of battery and assault. 

Bradley is now off on probation. 

The Chiefs are not commenting about the lawsuit that was filed. The organization released a statement in November 2015 regarding security at Arrowhead Stadium. It reads: 

"The safety of our fans is our top priority, not just on gameday, but at all Arrowhead Events. We`ve always exercised comprehensive security procedures which are consistently reviewed to ensure fan safety. We are in constant communication with law enforcement officials including KCPD, the Jackson County Sherriff`s department, the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, along with the National Football League. We take pride in creating a safe environment for our guests and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure safety in our stadium and parking lots."

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