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DA: No Felony Charges in Sunday Dodger Stadium Beating

City attorney to review case



    DA: No Felony Charges in Sunday Dodger Stadium Beating
    A man was beat up in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after a game on Sunday, May 20, 2012. He was not seriously wounded, but the incident recalled the attack in 2011 that left Bryan Stow with brain damage.

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will not file felony charges in the cases of four men who allegedly beat a driver Sunday in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The case is now being passed to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for review of possible misdemeanor charges, according to officials with the City Attorney's Office.

    The driver, a 33-year-old man who was not indentified, was hospitalized with cuts to his face after the fight, according to authorities. The man's injuries were not considered life-threatening.

    A DA's spokeswoman said Monday that because all the injuries were minor and witness accounts were unclear about who started the fight and who acted in self-defense, the case was sent on for misdemeanor consideration.

    DA Decides Not to File Charges in Latest Dodgers Parking Lot Assault

    [LA] DA Decides Not to File Charges in Latest Dodgers Parking Lot Assault
    The district attorney has decided not to file charges against four men who were involved in Sunday's assault in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Antonio Castelan reports
    (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    Four men were initially arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after the Sunday altercation.

    Police and Dodger security officers broke up the fight, which occurred after a minor vehicle collision with another motorist following the Dodgers game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Witnesses told police that both drivers got out of their vehicles and began fighting.

    The incident comes more than a year after the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, who suffered brain damage, and resulting promises by the Dodgers to increase security at home games. Prosecutors in that case on Tuesday filed federal weapons charges against the two men accused of assaulting Stow.

    Dodger President Stan Kasten praised the response to Sunday's incident in a statement.

    "The quick security response prevented the confrontation from escalating further," Kasten said. "We have made it clear that we are fully committed to providing a safe, family-friendly environment for all of our fans, and the very quick and effective response by our personnel and the LAPD officers on the scene shows that they were properly deployed and fully engaged in this effort."

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    Video: Paramedics Respond to Dodger Stadium

    [LA] Exclusive: Paramedics Respond to Beating at Dodger Stadium (Raw Video)
    NBC4 Exclusive Video: Following a Sunday night game at Dodger Stadium, a 33-year-old man was beaten in the parking lot. The victim was listed in stable condition with scrapes and cuts to his face, police said. His injuries are not life-threatening. Click here to read the story. (Video credit: Michael Horowicz)
    (Published Monday, May 21, 2012)