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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.