Police have arrested two new suspects connected to the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium, while also concluding a previously arrested suspect was not involved.
Giovanni Ramirez, who has been held by the Los Angeles Police Department on a parole violation unrelated to the beating, has been cleared. Ramirez was taken into custody after witnesses identified him in police lineups, but a thorough investigation — which included video and phone records — failed to find any link to the events on Opening Day. Working from tips, the police then moved onto two other suspects, but details of their identities and the circumstances of the arrest are being withheld at this time.
As you’ll recall, Stow, a Giants fan from Santa Clara, was at Dodger Stadium for the season opener and was jumped by two assailants after the Dodgers’ win over the Giants. He was placed in a medically induced coma by doctors to allow swelling on the brain to subside. After several weeks in the coma he was allowed to regain consciousness, but his actions have been minimal: some eye and limb movement. The incident forced the Dodgers to reevaluate ballpark safety, with the LAPD dramatically increasing its presence at games.
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