Former Dodgers owner testifies in fan beating case

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has begun testifying in a lawsuit against him and the team resulting from the devastating beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in 2011.

A lawyer for victim Bryan Stow asked McCourt on Friday whether he had hands-on involvement in security matters.

McCourt said he did not.

McCourt did acknowledge making public statements saying that a quality and safe fan experience is a core value of the Dodgers.

He testified that he suggested the drafting of a fan code of conduct, which was adopted.

Stow, who was a Santa Cruz-area paramedic at the time, suffered severe brain damage in the beating by two Dodgers fans. Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez pleaded guilty to criminal charges earlier this year in connection with the attack, which occurred in a parking lot after an Opening Day game between the California rivals.

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