Lawsuit: New Mexico Bar Bouncers Target American Indians

November 27, 2012

A man who was beaten allegedly by several bouncers at a violent Farmington nightclub is suing the bar over claims that its bouncers have a pattern of assaulting American Indians.

The Farmington Daily Times reported that Dustin Curley, and his wife Veronica, filed the lawsuit this week against the Top Deck nightclub, a bar with a history of violence.

The lawsuit stems from a St. Patrick’s Day beating that left Dustin Curley, a Navajo man, with a broken nasal bone and severe injuries to an eye.

According to the lawsuit, Curley was beaten by bouncers after trying to break up an argument. His attorney, Christian Hatfield, said Curley lost most of his vision in his right eye.

A phone call to Top Deck from the Associated Press went unanswered.

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  • November 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    FFA says:
    Here in Il the night club is guilty. Especially if it was Cook County. I would agree with you, he stepped into the situation. He agreed with what ever consequences may come of... read more
  • November 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Ruminator says:
    So why did Dustin decide to go to a "violent Farmington nightclub" at all? His injuries appear to be the unexpected result of an intentional act (breaking up an argument). T... read more
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