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    • Dodger Stadium fight: 'You heard his skull hitting the concrete,' witness says

      Dodger Stadium fight: 'You heard his skull hitting the concrete,' witness says

      A man who said he witnessed Friday night's fight outside Dodger Stadium said that he saw one man rush up to another and punch him in the head, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ground. Sean Gould was walking out of the stadium with a friend when they saw a group of about a dozen...

    • Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says

      Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says

      Los Angeles police are looking for the people involved in a fight outside Dodger Stadium after Friday's playoff game that sent one fan to the hospital with critical injuries. Few details were available Monday, including the gender or age of the person who was injured. LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig...

    • Dodgers opening day traditions hampered by tighter restrictions

      Dodgers opening day traditions hampered by tighter restrictions

      Rafael Gutierrez and his friends spared no expense for this year's Dodgers opening day. They wanted to have a blast at Elysian Park before the game — hiring a party bus to chauffeur them down from Oxnard, a brass band and a taco guy. But like many fans Monday, Gutierrez was surprised to find dozens...

    • County to distribute $25,000 reward in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow

      County to distribute $25,000 reward in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow

      Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay $25,000 to four people who gave information to law enforcement that helped lead to the arrest of two men who were convicted of the savage beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium in 2011. Stow, a paramedic from Northern California,...

    • Dodgers, not McCourt, found liable in Bryan Stow beating case

      Dodgers, not McCourt, found liable in Bryan Stow beating case

      Bryan Stow may never fully comprehend the nearly $18 million awarded him Wednesday by a Los Angeles jury. Over the last six weeks, the brain-injured 45-year-old often forgot why his parents were absent from their Capitola, Calif., home and asked when they planned to return. "When the trial is finished,"...

    • Judge in Bryan Stow civil suit orders jurors to continue deliberating

      Judge in Bryan Stow civil suit orders jurors to continue deliberating

      The jurors tasked with deciding whether the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were responsible for the brutal 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow told a judge Wednesday that they were deadlocked, but were ordered to continue deliberating. Word of the impasse came during the...

    • Jury deadlocked in Bryan Stow suit against Dodgers told to continue
      Jury deadlocked in Bryan Stow suit against Dodgers told to continue

      A Los Angeles jury said Wednesday it was deadlocked over whether the Los Angeles Dodgers organization was responsible for the devastating injuries suffered by a Giants fan beaten during the 2011 home opener at Dodgers Stadium.

      But the judge in the case ordered the jury to return for further deliberations.

      ...

    • Jury begins deliberating in Bryan Stow civil trial
      Jury begins deliberating in Bryan Stow civil trial

      What happened to Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day in March 2011, leaving him with lifelong injuries, was either a crime of heated passion that was over in a matter of seconds or a preventable security lapse hours in the making.

      Lawyers for Stow, the Santa Cruz paramedic and San Francisco...

    • MLB found stadium security inadequate, former Dodgers executive says
      MLB found stadium security inadequate, former Dodgers executive says

      In the wake of Bryan Stow's beating, Major League Baseball sent a letter to the Los Angeles Dodgers that said security at its stadium was believed to be insufficient, a former Dodgers executive testified Friday.

      Peter Wilhelm was the chief financial officer for the Dodgers when they took on the...

    • LAPD detective is suspected of racial, vulgar comments
      LAPD detective is suspected of racial, vulgar comments

      Los Angeles police officials are investigating allegations that a veteran detective made racially charged comments about shooting black men and disparaged several superiors with vulgar insults during a training lecture given to other cops.

      Frank Lyga, a veteran investigator assigned to the LAPD's...

    • Bryan Stow witness says only the Yankees had more security
      Bryan Stow witness says only the Yankees had more security

      A former Major League Baseball security expert testified Tuesday that opening day 2011 at Dodger Stadium boasted one of the largest security forces he had ever seen.

      “The only time I saw a larger police presence was at the Yankee World Series 2009,” said Robert Campbell, a former Secret Service...

    • Frank McCourt testifies security was 'top priority' at Dodger Stadium
      Frank McCourt testifies security was 'top priority' at Dodger Stadium

      Shortly after sitting in the witness chair Friday, Frank McCourt was presented with an aerial photo of Chavez Ravine.

      "Do you recognize this place?" an attorney asked. McCourt threw a quick glance at the image of Dodger Stadium surrounded by parking lots before replying in his Boston accent, "Yes,...

    • Jury hears Bryan Stow's friend's 911 call
      Jury hears Bryan Stow's friend's 911 call

      The punch came hard and fast. The sound was nauseating.

      "It was a crack, a sickening crack — fist hitting bone. That's the only way that I can describe it," Corey Maciel said Tuesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.

      His friend Bryan Stow was felled in an instant.

      "I heard his head hit the asphalt...

    • Dodgers' security chief quit after cuts in LAPD officers
      Dodgers' security chief quit after cuts in LAPD officers

      The head of security for the Dodgers left the organization for a year in part because he disagreed with the team's decision to reduce the number of uniformed off-duty officers at games, according to court testimony Thursday.

      It's a subject that lies at the heart of the civil trial that pits beating...

    • Dodgers: Assigned security was elsewhere when Bryan Stow was attacked
      Dodgers: Assigned security was elsewhere when Bryan Stow was attacked

      The two security guards assigned to the Dodger Stadium parking lot where San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten were in a different area at the time of the attack, testimony revealed Thursday.

      According to security records introduced in an ongoing civil trial that accuses the Los Angeles...

    • Witnesses describe effect of Bryan Stow's injuries from beating
      Witnesses describe effect of Bryan Stow's injuries from beating

      In a San Francisco hospital, a physical therapist forced Bryan Stow's legs through a range of motions.

      "Tell me if you want me to stop," she said as she worked.

      Then it came: "Stop." The first word the former paramedic had said in five months since blood filled his brain after he was beaten in...

    • Jury awards former LAPD recruits more than $12 million in injury case
      Jury awards former LAPD recruits more than $12 million in injury case

      A jury Monday awarded more than $12 million to a group of former Los Angeles police recruits who were forced out of the LAPD after suffering injuries in the department's training academy.

      The verdict comes as the department struggles to attract sufficient numbers of recruits into its ranks and...

    • KPMG auditor should get 3 years for insider trading, prosecutors say
      KPMG auditor should get 3 years for insider trading, prosecutors say

      Prosecutors want former KPMG auditing partner Scott London to serve three years in federal prison for giving confidential information about his firm’s clients to a friend, who used the tips to make more than $1 million in illegal stock-trading profits.

      London pleaded guilty to insider-trading last...

    • Bryan Stow case: Dodger Stadium had 'culture of apathy,' MLB says
      Bryan Stow case: Dodger Stadium had 'culture of apathy,' MLB says

      A "culture of apathy and indifference" among game-day staffers at Dodger Stadium was among the problems identified by Major League Baseball in an assessment of the 2011 beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow.

      In a motion filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, attorneys for Bryan Stow asked to...

    • Bryan Stow attackers indicted on federal weapons charges
      Bryan Stow attackers indicted on federal weapons charges

      The men who pleaded guilty last month to the brutal Dodger Stadium beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow have been indicted by a federal grand jury on a weapons charge, according to court documents.

      According to an indictment filed Wednesday, the grand jury charged Louie Sanchez and Marvin...

    • Two get prison time for beating S.F. Giants fan at Dodger Stadium
      Two get prison time for beating S.F. Giants fan at Dodger Stadium

      Judge calls defendants 'complete cowards' after they plead guilty to beating Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium.

    • LAPD recruits endure tough training, then hit reality on the streets
      LAPD recruits endure tough training, then hit reality on the streets

      The LAPD academy class was a mix of people from different backgrounds struggling to make it through training together. For those who did, the streets of L.A. took the challenge to a new level.

    • Dodgers
      Driving to Dodger Stadium? Here's how to skip the traffic jam

      Need a reason to carpool to next week's playoff games at Dodger Stadium?

      More than 20,000 cars parked Monday night before the Dodgers played the Atlanta Braves. Parking lots filled up, and hundreds of drivers without parking passes were turned away.

      To reduce the chaos, carpools of four or more...

    • Dodgers-Braves Game 4: LAPD reports few arrests, citations
      Dodgers-Braves Game 4: LAPD reports few arrests, citations

      Los Angeles police said there were few problems with the hometown crowd following the Dodgers' dramatic come-from-behind victory Monday night at Chavez Ravine.

      “The game went smooth, we didn’t have any issues,” said Officer Gregory Baek.

      Police made seven misdemeanor arrests and issued eight citations...

    • Gang injunction granted in Echo Park

      A Los Angeles County court granted a permanent injunction Thursday against six gangs in Echo Park and its surrounding neighborhoods, according to the city attorney’s office.

      The injunction seeks to prohibit known members of the Big Top Locos, Crazys, Diamond Street Locos, Echo Park Locos, Frogtown...

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