Cops: Man now suffering brain injury was in multiple scraps at W’burg bar

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Staffers or patrons of a Williamsburg nightclub called police twice in two hours to deal with scuffles involving a man who is now in critical condition with severe brain damage, according to police, who previously reported only one visit to the bar.

Police said they first responded to a call at the Charleston, which is on Bedford Avenue between N. Seventh and N. Eighth streets, at 12:45 am on Sunday morning. They arrived to find the man with a bloody nose. He refused treatment and walked away from the bar, said Sgt. Lee Jones.

Cops were summoned again less than an hour later, and when they showed up this time, they found the man unconscious and unresponsive at the curb.

The man is clinging to life in hospital, and cops said they are still trying to figure out what happened at the bar that night.

Staff at the Charleston refuse to comment.

Police have still made no arrests.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Tra la la says:
Cover up.
June 19, 2015, 3:33 pm
Anonymous from Greenpoint says:
This is horrible and disgusting . I don't care how a person acts and I understand how others react can not be held accountable at times BUT now this mans life is gone , his daughter without a father and for what ? And not one person knows or seen anything ? I find that hard to believe . People are quick to see everything else and be annoying and talking but know that a mans life was taken not one person or camera have records ? This is horrible and the fact that there will be no justice because of the retired cop who was the bouncer he has the police dept backing him and we all know they stick together . I was at a loss and dis belief when I heard this and then to come read this makes it even worse and facts are being left out . It's very sad . R.I.P Mike . There has to be some accountability for this . When will there be ? When will ppl finally have to ANWSER to what they have done ?? I am honestly outraged .. It's disgusting .
June 20, 2015, 2:39 pm

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