Thursday, July 28, 2011

Man Wrongly Accused of Beating Bryan Stow Asks for Release from Prison

By Rachel Swan
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Many publications — including this one — reprinted mug shots and police sketches of Giovanni Ramirez, the man originally accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow back in April. Ramirez was acquitted of that crime after two other suspects were identified, but he remains in a Los Angeles prison for a parole violation, and possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest. Now Ramirez' attorneys J. Christopher Smith and Bruce Zucker have filed court papers alleging that Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck "rushed to judgment" when he first identified Ramirez as Suspect # 1. Moreover, Smith and Zucker content that the parole board submitted to public outrage in the wake of the beating. The current suspects, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, remain in custody.

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