ANCHORAGE, Alaska—The Anchorage Police Department says a downtown bar bouncer at Rumrunners and the corporation that owns the bar have been charged with assault and police say there may be more victims who have yet to come forward.
A grand jury indicted 39-year-old Murville L. Lampkin, a Rumrunners bouncer, on a charge of second degree assault in March.
According to APD, it’s the third time a corporation has been charged with criminal activity in the state of Alaska.
The charges stem from an alleged incident last October, when a citizen reported his intoxicated friend had been handcuffed and taken to the basement of the bar by a squad of bouncers and he feared might be mistreated.
Anchorage police said it arrived on scene and found 26-year-old Johnny Brown with facial injuries consistent with having been assaulted around 1:38 a.m. on October, 22nd.
The corporation faces charges of deleting digital video of the assault and discrepancies in the business records kept by the enterprise.
AB & M Enterprises, Incorporated said it was advising with its lawyers when KTUU called for a response to the alleged charges.
In Alaska, a corporation may be held criminally responsible for the criminal acts committed by employees of the corporation. The penalty for such crimes can be a fine up to $2,500,000 per conviction and probationary terms which may be imposed by the Court.
Police said there may be more victims who may have been assaulted by Rumrunners bouncers and are asking anyone with information on additional victims, call Ofc. Jennifer Haywood at 786-8773.
Editor's note: APD corrected its intial statement saying it's the third time a corporation has been charged with criminal activity.
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