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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MLB: Police say new law needed after fatal Pa. beer brawl

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia's police commissioner, reacting to a fatal melee sparked by a spilled beer at a ballpark pub, wants the city to require bars to report fights to 911.

Three people have been charged in the attack on 22-year-old David Sale Jr., who was beaten and kicked to death in a parking lot during a Phillies game Saturday.

Sale was with a bachelor party at a sports bar. The bar is attached to Citizens Bank Park but doesn't require a game ticket for admission.

The bachelor party and members of another group were ejected after fighting over a spilled beer. The fights continued outside.

It's unclear if bar employees called 911, though police say a witness did. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Monday that City Council should require bars to call 911 in such cases.