More than five months after the death of 10 concertgoers at the Astroworld festival, security officials are announcing new recommendations and strategies to keep the concerts safe.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott created the Texas Task Force on Concert Security after killing and injuring people in Houston.
The working group – made up of security experts, law enforcement, state agencies and music industry leaders – released its latest report this week.
He recommended that the concerts be a centralized local command and control group if security is at stake in determining when and how to stop an event.
Triggers for security issues should be specified in the event authorization requests, the working group suggested.
Security experts have also recommended that emergency response officials and a designated production team member be present and have the ability to close the event if necessary.
The team said major events, such as Astroworld, should be allowed before they happen.
However, they added that the rules for permitting events throughout Texas do not comply. So now they are asking for a universal state permit template.
Officials said no permission had been obtained for the Astroworld Feast.
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