Bryan Stow Beating Suspect Giovanni Ramirez a Member of Eastside Gang: Tattoos Weren't Listed at All in State Parolee Database
The one man so far suspected in the beating of Bryan Stow on Dodgers' opening day has a lot of distinctive tattoos.
But none of them, it seems, was entered into the state's parolee database, designed to help cops quickly identify potential suspects. That according to the San Francisco Examiner, which over the weekend reported that the illustrious tats of Giovanni Ramirez didn't make his entry in California's Law Enforcement Automated Data System.
The paper also confirms that Ramirez is a gang member ...
... affiliated with Varrio Nuevo Estrada, which has its roots in Boyle Heights.
Ramirez was fingered in the Stow beating after a parole agent noticed that he had some of his tats covered up with new ones. Some of his distinctive markings included a Dodgers' "L.A." logo.
A sketch of the suspect versus Ramirez.
Stow was beaten into a coma by two suspects on opening day, apparently just for wearing San Francisco Giants apparel.
Lawyers for Ramirez and his family say he was babysitting his 10-year-old daughter the day of the attack and couldn't have been at Dodger Stadium. They say the girl is willing to testify.
Others have noted that his description doesn't match 100 percent with a police artist's sketch of one of the attackers: A mole in the drawing is nonexistent on Ramirez, though he does have a teardrop tattoo.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says he's confident Ramirez is a suspect in the beating, though the department has yet to present its case to the District Attorney's office.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Cop Commission Thinks Twice About Controversial Speech Crackdown
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 8:00pm
Sun., Sep. 6, 12:35pm
Sun., Sep. 6, 1:00pm
- Venice Beach Comic Swami X Is Dead at 89
- L.A. Officially Takes on U.S. Bid for 2024 Olympics