Christopher McKinney was a patron of the Nowhere Bar on Bardstown Road in Louisville where he died after an altercation with a bouncer at the establishment.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Investigators at DPJ Consulting want to speak to anyone who may have information about the death of Christopher McKinney in January 2020.
McKinney was a patron of the Nowhere Bar on Bardstown Road in Louisville where he died after an altercation with a bouncer at the establishment.
According to a press release, David Jude, managing member and chief investigator of DPJ Consulting, said that while the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) was conducting several interviews, investigators believed there were other witnesses who might have useful information.
Jude added that investigators want to speak to anyone willing to speak to them, and a $5,000 reward will be offered for information leading to an arrest.
“Often people think they don’t know enough information to be useful. However, sometimes the smallest detail can lead to much bigger results,” Jude said in the press release.
He said their goal was to find as much information as possible and compare their findings to those of the LMPD.
“If there is a difference, we will certainly work with the authorities to present any new findings to them,” Jude said.
Officials said the case had been taken to court; however, no criminal charges were ever brought against the bouncer who claimed self-defense.
According to the press release, McKinney’s death prompted McKinney’s husband, Nick Clark, to promote “Christopher’s Law.”
“There is nothing written in Kentucky law regarding educational requirements or regulations for nightclub or bar bouncers. Just like any other profession requires training and skill, bouncers who are hired to keep bar patrons safe in an alcohol-dominated environment shouldn’t get passes,” Clark said. “Research on the need for Christopher’s Law shows that many bouncers are hired by word of mouth, physical statue and via social media.”
Clark said “Christopher’s Law” would hold bars and bouncers accountable by requiring “de-escalation, interpersonal communication and threat mitigation training” for all bouncers.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-855-TEAM-DPJ or email [email protected]
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