The City Council is in the final stages of granting a $50,000 reward to four witnesses who provided crucial information in connection with the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium during the 2011 season opener.
Last week the council’s Public Safety Committee approved the Police Commission’s request to pay the reward for eyewitness information that helped detectives track down Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, who were sent to state prison last year. A Police Commission summary explained the crucial role played by the main witness and three others:
The witness provided the composite drawing of both suspects and was able to connect both suspects to the crime scene. The witness observed the first altercation between Stow’s group and the Sanchez group. The witness also observed the suspects flee the scene and gave a detailed description of the vehicledriven by Doreen Sanchez. With the information that was provided, the investigators were able to connect the Sanchez group to the assault on Stow. This witness was deemed to be a crucial witness by the prosecution. In addition to the above primary witness, there were three others who provided corroborating and eyewitness testimony that was very important to solving this case.”
The reward is still subject to review and approval by the full City Council.