LAPD Clears Dodgers Beating Suspect

2 new suspects busted for attack on Giants fan that left dad in coma
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2011 2:16 AM CDT
Giovanni Ramirez, who was sent to jail for a parole violation soon after his high-profile arrest, has been exonerated.   (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – The LAPD has arrested two new men in connection with the near-fatal beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium after clearing the fan cops busted in May. Police had expressed confidence that parolee Giovanni Ramirez was the man they were after but they had struggled to build a case against him, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"I always believed he was factually innocent," Ramirez's lawyer says. "There was a lot of pressure on LAPD. I believe that they were operating in good faith and made a good faith mistake." Father-of-two Bryan Stow suffered a traumatic brain injury in the March attack and has been in a coma ever since. He had emergency surgery this week after suffering a seizure.

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