Nightclub security accussed of assault

Des Moines Ia. Dec. 26, 2007
A Des Moines man said he was caught in the middle of a bar fight early Sunday morning, but contends that the injuries he suffered came at the hands of the bar's security guards. Ryan York, 22, said he watched a fight at the 101 Lounge, 101 Third St., as it moved from inside the bar to the adjacent parking lot at about 1:15 a.m., according to a police report.

York said while he watched the fight, security guards kneed him in the back, forced him to the ground and handcuffed him, according to the report. While he was on the ground, one of (the) security officers continued kicking him, his face and bodys area, until his friend threatened the security officers to call the police, according to the report.The report lists three witnesses to the incident. Two of the witnesses are listed only by first name, and no additional witness information was provided. One of the listed witnesses, identified only as Brian, is listed as a security officer at the bar. According to the report, Brian asked the other security guards if he could take York inside the bar after the fight, and removed York's handcuffs. York suffered bruises and red marks to his face and torso, according to the report. Three suspects are listed in the report three men in their 20s, with no additional information.

The assault is currently under investigation.

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