LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Major League Baseball report revealed there were numerous security problems the day Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in 2011.
A “culture of apathy and indifference existed within the game day staff at Dodger Stadium,” the report stated.
The report was dated July 2011, but Stow’s attorneys claim they knew nothing about it until November 2013.
The lawyers now want to reopen the assessment for their April 11 motion hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
“The assessment contains information which is vital to the plaintiff’s case,” Stow’s attorneys said in court papers. “It evaluates key aspects of the stadium’s operations, technology, hiring, staffing and security.”
The attorneys who represent the Dodgers, however, said, “It’s not necessary [to reopen the report].”
Louie Sanchez, 31, pleaded guilty to one felony count of mayhem in connection to the assault. He was sentenced to eight years in state prison by Judge George Lomeli, but will likely serve only five.
Marvin Norwood, 33, pleaded guilty to felony assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and was sentenced to four years, which he already served while in custody.
Prosecutors alleged Sanchez attacked Stow from behind while in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day. Stow was knocked to the ground and kicked, suffering severe brain damage and permanent disabilities.
Tom Girardi, Stow’s attorney, said Frank McCourt, who owned the team at the time of the beating, did not follow the league standards regarding security at the stadium.
Stow’s civil suit will begin May 27.