Bouncer brutality and bar fights are a growing and legitimate concern for patrons of nightclubs, bars and other establishments that serve alcohol. Alcohol can increase aggression for some individuals, and the potential for injuries from aggressive patrons is very real. Small disagreements can quickly escalate into full-blown bar fights, and the task of restoring order is given to bouncers.
Maintaining control in a bar fight situation is difficult, even for a bouncer that has training, skill and a cool head. Drunk or drug-intoxicated patrons of bars or nightclubs can be very aggressive, and inflict personal injury on staff and others in the area, either by punching, kicking, slapping, or could even injure others with the use of weapons including guns, knives or other items. In other cases, the bouncers employed by bars or nightclubs are aggressive, brutal and violent, using physical violence far beyond what is necessary, legal or right, and have injured innocent people. This type of negligence can lead to serious injuries, disabilities or even loss of life.