Greenwood considers new fee for when police called multiple times to large gatherings


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A hot new sneaker drew huge crowds to the Greenwood Park Mall, where security told police they had everything under control.

They didn’t, and police had to come back to disperse the rowdy shoppers.

As many as 600 people sprinted across the mall’s parking lot in February when they thought it was time to get in line for the limited-edition Nike Foamposite Galaxy shoes, raising fears that someone would get trampled. Police chief John Laut called it a near-riot.

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