Sep 11, 2013 12:48 PM by Associated Press

Scottsdale council OKs law regulating bars, clubs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Scottsdale City Council has approved a new local law imposing new public safety requirements on bars and nightclubs in the wake of the January stabbing of a bar's bouncer.

The ordinance approved on a 5-2 vote Tuesday night requires bars and clubs to beef up their security.

KPHO-TV ( reports that the law's provisions include a requirement for security staffing and for a safety plan that must be submitted to police.

The staffing requirements include having off-duty police officers under some circumstances.

The law is a reaction to the stabbing death of Martini Ranch Tyrice Thompson. He died while trying to break up a fight outside the club.


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