Former Dodgers owner testifies in fan beating case

By LINDA DEUTSCH | June 13, 2014 | 2:34 PM EDT

This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. Stow, who became a symbol of violence at sporting events, suffered severe brain damage after being beaten by two Dodgers fans who pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the attack. A lawyer for the San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked and gravely injured at Dodger Stadium plans to call former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt as a witness Friday June 13, 2014 in a negligence lawsuit against the team and McCourt. (AP Photo/John Stow)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 suffered severe brain damage in the beating by two Dodgers fans who pleaded guilty to criminal charges. The attack occurred in a parking lot after an Opening Day game between the California rivals.