posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 10:24 PM
I have done bar security for a couple different places here in Las vegas(hip hop/rock/punk) shows, and am aware of the law in this regard(to a certain
These security guys that do these jobs, are supposed to know the laws regarding physical confrontation with patrons.
IF they are NOT properly trained (most are NOT) in how to handle such confrontations, then they are open up for lawsuits when it comes to physical
contact. YES, they are allowed to ut their hands on you, and escort you out of the building/property(last resort).Although, if they put a choke hold
on you(and they are not properly trained in this area) they can do SERIOUS damage to someone if not applied properly. It doesnt actually take that
long to choke someone out and make them fall asleep, actually, it only takes a couple of seconds if applied properly no matter WHo you are.
A full minute of choking is NOT PROTOCOL, it is basically a battery charge(same as if any citizen were to do this to you). Not to mention, when they
throw you on the ground, and you are facing down, they can also do a lot of damage to your organs bputting too much pressure on them(you can seriously
hurt someone this way). the handcuff part, well, that is protocol, and all you can really do about that is complain to yourself. As far as your other
injuries are concerned, you definately have a case, and especially so because how it sounds to me, these guys were NOT propery trained
(this comming from a guy wo has taught close combat in the United States Marines). I have read the laws on this subject, and they definately went
overboard due to the companies own ignorance in not properly training their security detail.
You have a case, but if you keep waiting to pursue it, the less it looks like you are innocent. If you are really that upset about it, and that they
did do damage to your throat and other areas, i would pursue this IMMEDIATELY.
You dont want to give these guys an inch to stand on.
Thats my take on it as someone who has done plenty of this kind of work.
I have been bitten, punched, spit at, but I have always protected myself from getting into a situation where I had to defend myself because I wasnt
properly trained to do that job.
The guy who (tried) to choke you, should find new ork, cause he definately does NOT know what he is doing.
(hope that helped).
Good luck to you.