Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


'Prime Suspect' in Stow Beating Could Be Cleared, Says LAPD Chief

Giovanni Ramirez (AP Photo)
Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

Giovanni Ramirez, the 31-year-old "prime suspect" in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, may not be the right guy after all. Today, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said that Ramirez could ultimately be cleared, reports KFI News.Beck spoke very carefully about the current status of Ramirez, a gang member who has long asserted he is not the man responsible for beating Stow on opening day. "We go where the case takes us, and we will follow every lead, we will interview every involved person until we come to a conclusion that is defensible in court," Beck explained to the press today.

There have been no charges filed against Ramirez to date in the case, though he has been ordered to remain in jail on a parole violation for possession of a firearm.

Most Read