Lawsuit by Exonerated Bryan Stow Beating Suspect Dismissed

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — A lawsuit filed by a man arrested, then cleared, in the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow has been dismissed.

Giovanni Ramirez filed the defamation suit against the LAPD and Chief Charlie Beck in July.

According to court documents, Ramirez alleges Beck convicted him in the public eye without any forensic evidence.

Beck called Ramirez the “primargiovanni-stowy aggressor” and a “thug,” according to court documents filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

“Beck knew … that each and every statement was false or that he was acting with reckless disregard for the truth,” court documents state.

But on Monday, U.S. District Judge Gary Feess dismissed the case.

Feess dismissed the case based on the fact Ramirez was never criminally charged and therefore suffered no violation of due process.

Feess also ruled that Ramirez’s 4th Amendment rights were not violated when his residence was searched because he was on parole and subject to search conditions.

Stow, a paramedic and father of 2 was beaten into a coma in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day last summer and was hospitalized for months.

He continues to recover in Northern California.

Two other men, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, were later arrested and charged in connection with the Stow beating.

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10 comments

  • mark

    i'm quite sure you'll see this guy on the news again real soon for some crime he's done,,,or because some mexican gunned him down over a $30 dope deal……..wonder where he's employed,it never has stated that?…..looks like a real fine upstanding citizen doesnt he!…….LMAO!!!!!!!!!

  • Rockina2

    Unfortunately I would have to agree with this judge based on the fact that there are no laws stating Charlie Beck can't act like an idiot.

  • ghostofreportingpast

    The reason the case was dismissed was the fault of the lawyer who didn't use the proper legal avenue to address the torts against Ramirez. Thug or not, he cannot be held to shame, ridicule and vilification in the public eye. I give you Olympic Bombing suspect (actually hero) Richard Jewel who was accused but never charged with setting the bomb he discovered in Atlanta's Olympic Park. The police and FBI fed the media false information about Jewel. He later won large settlements against the government and several media outlets. Google Richard Jewel.

  • jazzieisaOG

    Well its about time they throw that BS case out, I am tired of these gangbanging ilegals coming in here with there fraud cases. Your parole officer he is the one who turned your sorry a** in. I would of done the same thing. I guess you will go back to your criminal ways now that you can't milk the system.


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