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Brothers Bar and Grill fight ends in felony charge


Editor's note: The felony battery and resisting law enforcement charges against the IU student were dropped.

One IU student went to jail early Friday morning after a fight at Brothers Bar and Grill on North Walnut Street ended in the assault of a police officer.

A citizen flagged down a Bloomington Police Department patrol officer around 3 a.m. Friday to report a fight at the bar. The officer said about 40 to 50 people were involved in the brawl but they began to disperse when she arrived. 

Two of the men involved, however, continued fighting in the bar. BPD officer Kaitlyn Colin reported attempting to break up their argument as a group of onlookers formed around the fight.

One of the men, an IU student, then reportedly pushed Colin and pulled away from her as she tried to get his hands behind his back.

Colin reported that onlookers then began to pull on her and say the student “did nothing wrong” and ask that she “let him go.” She then called for backup and other BPD officers arrived.

The student was arrested for the misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement, and the felony of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Brothers Bar and Grill declined to comment.

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