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Two new arrests in Dodger Stadium assault and battery

 Posted on July 22,2011 in Criminal Defense

Matt Szabo, senior aide to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says, "Obviously, we're going to need to get an explanation." Police say the original arrest stemmed from suspicions raised by a parole agent that the original 31-year-old suspect may have been involved in the Dodger Stadium attack. The parole agent reportedly grew suspicious that the man may have been involved. Police had claimed multiple witnesses identified the original detainee, based upon photo lineups.

Police took the 31-year-old man into custody in a raid on May 22. A news conference the flowing day proclaimed the man was captured and taken into custody.

However, after reviewing surveillance videos, phone and financial records and hundreds of tips, police were never able to tie the arrested man to the beating. No charges were ever filed against the man. Nonetheless, law enforcement held the man in custody on an alleged probation violation. In June, the 31-year-old was sent to prison for 10-months on the probation violation.

Now police have arrested two men in relation to the incident, but have remained relatively quiet about the details of the arrests and any potential evidence in the case. Last month Police Chief Charlie Beck reassigned the case to the Robbery-Homicide Division. Authorities have not released any information regarding the new arrests or what information police believe connects the new suspects to the incident at Dodger Stadium.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Two new suspects held in beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow," Jack Leonard, Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein 22 Jul 2011

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