Stadium Club Security Staff Sues D.C. Police and Ex-Ravens Player




Following a June incident, two security staffers from the Stadium Club in Northeast are suing the D.C. police and former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver LaQuan Williams.

According to documents filed with the D.C. Superior Court, Williams and his entourage of about 30 hosted a party on June 23 at the strip club located on Queens Chapel Road NE. They were asked to leave by security after several people were allegedly smoking marijuana and using other illegal substances.

The lawsuit, filed by Stadium Club employees Owen Collier Jr. and Anthony Smart, states that they escorted the party outside the club, where Williams and others allegedly assaulted Smart. It's at that point that the police came and got involved. D.C. Crime Stories reports:

D.C. police arrived, wielding batons, the lawsuit said. As Collier walked toward fellow security member Smart, an police officer, identified as Anthony McRae, struck Collier in the eye with a police baton, the lawsuit alleges. Collier suffered serious injury to his eye and a “traumatic brain injury,” the lawsuit said.

According to the lawsuit, Collier and Smart are suing D.C. police for negligence, assault, and civil rights violations, and Williams for assault. An initial scheduling conference is currently scheduled for January 31, 2014. - Matt Cohen - dcist


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