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LAPD Finally Talk About New Suspects in Stow Beating Case, Charges Filed Against 2 Men

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The Los Angeles Police Department have finally come forward to discuss details surrounding the Thursday arrests of three suspects in the Bryan Stow beating case. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a press conference this afternoon by expressing good thoughts for the recovery of Bryan Stow, and praising the efforts of the LAPD.

"It's just as important to exonerate the innocent as it is to implicate the guilty," began LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, prefacing his remarks and announcement of the arrest of three new suspects in the Stow beating case. But Beck had one thing to get out of the way. "I want tell the world that Giovanni Ramirez is no longer a suspect in this case."

Beck said that the LAPD had dozens of detectives working seven days a week, and that they worked with more than 850 clues, and interviewed over 600 people. "We have tirelessly pursued the truth, wherever it led us, and without prejudice to the outcome, just as I demand that we do."

The three suspects arrested yesterday were indeed Louie Sanchez, Marvin Norwood, and Dorene Sanchez, confirmed Beck. The District Attorney has already filed charges against the men, including mayhem, assault, and battery; charges against Dorene Sanchez are pending.

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However, Beck pleaded with reporters to not release any images of the suspects, for fear that would compromise the case. "I ask that you respect the process," urged Beck.

"I cannot try this case in the media," said Beck. "Our goal is to find justice for Bryan Stow."

Beck says he will have more information about Sanchez and Norwood and the case on Monday.