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Chaos in Brunswick Street, one of the leading hotspots for alcohol-fuelled violence. Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld)
VIOLENT and bloody alcohol-fuelled fights at the state’s most popular nightclubs are detailed in shocking police reports that the venues didn’t want Queenslanders to see.
From brawls between people in “dance-offs” to revellers being knocked unconscious for not buying a drink, the incidents show the dark side to the lucrative nightclub scene.
It took a two-year battle for the documents to be released to The Sunday Mail after one of the venues objected to the information being made public.
FULL LIST OF INCIDENT REPORTS OBTAINED BY RTI:
PART 1 (PDF, 1mb)
PART 2 (PDF, 670kb)
The Queensland Police Union wants venues to be charged a fee for every time police officers attend.
Claims of security brutality are also within the files, including one incident in which a man was thrown down eight steps at Gilhooley’s after he refused to give security a phone recording of a fight.
At The Church in Fortitude Valley, two groups of people were involved in a “dance-off” when a man punched another man in the face.
At the Mustang Bar, also in the Valley, police conducting a walk-through were stopped by a man who caught the attention of officers.
“How’s it going c—stable? Did you f—ing hear me? How’s it going c—stable?” The man was arrested.
A man was glassed at the bar on another occasion but was too drunk to remember what happened and didn’t want to make a complaint.
At Birdee Num Num, across the road, a man was dancing with a woman when he was punched in the head and kicked to the ground.
In other police incident reports, officers claimed bouncers used excessive force when restraining offenders.