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Dodgers: Assigned security was elsewhere when Bryan Stow was attacked

Two security guards assigned to the parking lot where Bryan Stow was beaten were not there at time of attack
Security took 15 minutes to arrive after report on Bryan Stow was delivered, witness testifies

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 Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt of negligence, Brian Hill and Brian Hines had been assigned to patrol Parking Lot 2 before and after the game on March 31, 2011.

But the partners testified that they were actually in a different parking lot when someone notified them of the assault. The security guards received the notification about 8:30 p.m., according to the memo Hill later wrote to his supervisor. 

The last pitch of the game was about 8 p.m.

Hill and Hines said their assignment during the game was to monitor the left-field concourse inside the stadium. Although they were the only Dodgers employees assigned to Lot 2, Hines testified that based on a pre-game briefing, he believed on-duty Los Angeles police officers were also deployed in the parking lots.

Hines said he and Hill monitored the crowd exiting the stadium before retrieving their golf cart and heading toward Lot 2.

Previous witnesses have testified that they saw no sign of Dodger security or the LAPD in Lot 2 when Stow was beaten.

Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, both of Rialto, later pleaded guilty to the attack.

Natasha Lagano testified Wednesday that she called 911 after her parents saw Stow on the ground. That phone call was made about 8:25 p.m. Her parents testified that it took security about 15 minutes to arrive after Stow was punched and kicked.

When they arrived at the scene, Hill and Hines said they found Stow on his back surrounded by three friends who appeared intoxicated.

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