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DA Stops LAPD From Releasing Stow Beating Suspects' Booking Photos

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Although Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck cautioned the public and the press during a Friday news conference that he could not try the suspects in the Bryan Stow beating case in the media, the LAPD announced this morning they would release the booking photos of the accused. However, the 1:30 p.m. press conference was abruptly canceled, and reporters waiting for the news were informed the District Attorney told the LAPD to keep the images under wraps."LAPD has decided NOT to release booking photos of men arrested in Dodgers Stadium beating of Bryan Stow- DAs office asked them not to," Tweeted KFINEWS at 1:19 p.m. Reporter Chip Yost from KTLA noted on Twitter "All these reporters & notmuchto report..LAPD cancels news confer on Bryan stow case at request of DA," adding an image of an LAPD rep addressing a room full of press.

Suspects Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood were due in court today to be arraigned on a myriad of charges for mayhem, battery, and assault. A motion was filed by the prosecutors to deny the duo bail, citing their access to weapons, among other concerns. The documents also allege one of the suspects "told witnesses 'not to provide information about the crime' to authorities," reports L.A Now.

Thought Beck assured the media on Friday he would have more information on Monday, it is unclear when they intend to release Sanchez and Norwood's booking photos or other information about the case.