Tas Bouncers charged with assault
Three Hobart bouncers have been charged with assault following a number of seperate incidents at late night venues.
A 31-year-old Sandy Bay man was charged with five counts of common assault, a 28-year-old Kingston man with four counts of common assault and a 27-year-old Moonah man with a single count of assault.
With police alleging some victims were "slapped, kicked and struck to the throat".
Inspector John Ward says an investigation of security footage from various venues concluded "excessive force" was used.
"... from the footage we have reviewed, there is no justifying the excessive force used by these crowd controllers in what appears to be non-combative, intoxicated patrons.
In all cases, the bouncers' employment at the venues has finished.