Chris Young: New Video Sheds Light On Bar Arrest Incident
Chris Young has been charged with disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer in Nashville from an incident in a bar Monday night (1/22). However, a video has surfaced showing Young reaching out to an officer at the bar and being pushed to the floor by the officer.
Young’s lawyer told Nashville TV station News Channel 5 that the video clip that was aired January 23 proves that the charges against the singer should be dropped. The lawyer went on to say that the police should also apologize to Young.
News Channel 5 reports that the singer allegedly engaged with agents of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission inside Dawg House near Music Row.
According to police, the agents entered Tin Roof at around 8:30 p.m. to conduct a compliance check. The officers approached Young and checked his ID; Young reportedly began asking questions and recording the agents. The questions were answered, and the agents then made their way to Dawg House to continue their compliance checks.
Young and others reportedly then followed the agents to the bar. Agents checked ABC cards and began walking to the door when Young proceeded to put his hands out to stop one of the agents from leaving the bar.
News Channel 5 reporter Nick Beres posted two video clips from the bar’s cameras on his Facebook page. The reporter captioned the clips in part, “I obtained security video from inside the bar of what happened Monday night. You’ll recall Young was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault of an officer for allegedly attacking agents with the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Young is accused of confronting them after they checked his ID.”
He continued, “According to Young’s lawyer, all his client wanted to do was to confirm the identity of the men — who were not in obvious uniforms … and ask about the photo of his ID. The video does not appear to show Young striking the agent in the shoulder … rather, he reaches out. WHAT DO YOU THINK?”
See that post here.