Rodney King-Style Beating Applied
Blue Wall surrouded Duane Alves as beating continued
A genuinely ugly scene is being described after a brawl at Steak House Sports Bar in Hyannis. A local disc jockey suffered a brutal beating at the hands/feet of a pile o' people. The incident went down last Thursday.
The SHSB was packed full of off-duty cops enjoying a libation after a New England Narcotics Officers conference, and Duane Alves of Falmouth is claiming that these cops were the ones who inducted him into the Kicked In The Face Club.
Alves, aka DJ Alvzie, was providing the entertainment for the club that evening. He left the room with a bunch of broken bones in his face. He was treated and released at Cape Cod Hospital.
None of the people who beat him down were Barnstable cops.
DJ Alvzie caught the stomping when he put himself between a crowd of people and a girl who was being harassed. He got a drink to the face, and then he got knocked down. Once he was down, the crowd basically did the Hokey Pokey on him.
The crowd formed what someone might describe as a Blue Wall that made it difficult for the bouncers to intervene. When the DJ tried to run away, people blocked the exits. Only the cavalry-style arrival of the Barnstable Police stopped the wilding.
DJ did manage to grab the cell phone from a man who was beating him, which most likely led to the exits being blocked. It could be the only way to identify the attacker, although it could be shaky in court. He gave the phone to Barnstable Police Officer Eugene Desrouisseaux, who he knows and trusts.
You can see pics of his facial reconstruction on his Facebook page.
Barnstable police spent the day interviewing witnesses, and anyone else they believe may know what the deal is. I'd imagine that a few "Hi, I found this phone, do you know who it belongs to?" calls were made from the mysterious cell phone.
Keep in mind, this is just DJ Alves' story... we haven't heard the side of the others involved in the brawl. We also don't know for sure that it was actually the work of officers from the conference.
We're looking at A&B/DW, at least. The Resort And Conference Center on Scudder Avenue in Hyannis is hosting the Cop Bop.
We'll keep you updated as the information comes in regarding this savage attack.