View Full Version : Pa. police: New law needed after fatal beer brawl at Phillies game

07-28-2009, 05:55 PM
The police commissioner has called for a city law requiring bars to report fights to 911 following a fatal melee sparked by a spilled beer at a ballpark pub.

Three people have been charged in the attack on David Sale Jr., who was beaten and kicked to death Saturday near Citizens Bank Park during a Phillies baseball game. He was part of a group ejected from a sports bar for fighting.

"We need to know about it when it's taking place," Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. "Then we can get officers there to see that something truly breaks up before it escalates."

Sale, 22, of Lansdale, was with a bachelor party at McFadden's, a bar attached to the stadium, during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Sale or another member of his party bumped into someone from another group and spilled some beer, police said.