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A police officers walks in the seats before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 18, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Four men were arrested post-game Sunday after a minor traffic collision escalated into what appeared to be a beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital. His pregnant passenger was not injured.
Originally, the four men were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. It now appears that they will not face felony charges.
Today, District Attorney Spokeswoman Jane Robison said the office referred the case to the City Attorney because the injuries were not serious enough to warrant a felony charge. The City Attorney will decide whether or not to charge any of the suspects with misdemeanor battery.
There's additional speculation that the victim may have had a hand in starting the fight. LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said he wasn't sure of the particulars, but "there may have been an incident at the beginning where there was some type of mutual combat that escalated into these other individuals joining in."
The fight has drawn a lot of media attention, because of an incident at the stadium last year that left Giants' fan Bryan Stow brain damaged. Since then, police have infused the stadium with added security.