Giovanni Ramirez Issues Statement: “I'm Upset”

Giovanni Ramirez, the first suspect arrested in the Bryan Stow beating, was exonerated last week by the Los Angeles Police Department, but is still awaiting release from a San Diego Correctional Facility.

On Friday, he released his first public statement from jail:

"More than anything I'm upset, not for myself, but for the grief and embarrassment that my friends, family and loved ones have been put through," Ramirez wrote. "Everyone is asking 'What am I going to do next?' My only focus is with the writ that has been filed this week."

"I know the Judge in Superior Court will do the right thing," he wrote.

Ramirez was sentenced to 10 months in prison for parole violation when he was found in a home that also had a firearm there.

The "writ" he's referencing is basically his way of saying that he hopes the judge will a) agree with his lawyers and determine that things got a little hasty with respect to his sentencing because of public pressure and, b) release him from jail.

There's no guarantee that Ramirez will be released, as he did violate his parole.

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