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Giovanni Ramirez Takes Polygraph Tests But Results Won't Be Announced

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Giovanni Ramirez, the suspect in the Bryan Stow Opening Day beating, appeared at LAPD headquarters to take two polygraph tests this week. Ramirez's lawyers insist their client is innocent and had never been to Dodger Stadium, and certainly not on March 31, when Stow, a Bay Area paramedic in town to see the Giants and Dodgers on opening day, was severely beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.

The Ramirez defense retained the services of Jack Trimarco, the former chief of the FBI's polygraph unit, now in private practice, to administer the lie detector tests, according to NBCLA:

"Even when we find out the results from LAPD, our agreement -- and I'm sure this is going to disappoint everybody, but this is our agreement with LAPD and the district attorney's office is we're not going to announce them," said one of Ramirez's attorneys, Anthony Brooklier.

Ramirez, who has yet to be charged in the Stow beating, remains jailed for a parole violation. He is expected in court by the end of next week regarding the Stow case and will also appear in Nevada next week at a probable cause hearing regarding a separate crime, according to KABC.