West Hollywood Nightclub Bouncer Arrested After Assault Leads to Severe Injury

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LOS ANGELES, CA (April 19, 2024)A bouncer at Heart Weho, a well-known West Hollywood nightclub, has been arrested following a violent altercation that left a patron with severe head trauma. The incident occurred on April 5 around 10:40 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


The conflict reportedly began when the bouncer denied entry to 53-year-old Alberto Vasquez, a prominent hairstylist, for lacking proper identification. The situation escalated to a physical confrontation, where Vasquez was reportedly punched in the face, leading to him being found unconscious near a parking lot.


Vasquez underwent surgery to remove part of his fractured skull due to the injuries sustained. While his family has cited concerns of “gay bashing,” authorities have not confirmed these specifics as part of their ongoing investigation. “We’re not getting into the exact details of the incident,” LASD Capt. William Moulder was quoted as saying.


The security guard has been charged with battery causing great bodily injury, a case described by Capt. Moulder as unusual given the generally commendable conduct of local nightlife security.


Vasquez is currently recovering in the hospital, showing signs of improvement and has begun speaking. The LASD has encouraged anyone with information about the WeHo nightclub assault to contact Detective Lombera at the West Hollywood Station.

This case highlights the critical importance of security personnel training and the legal responsibilities they carry. For those affected by similar incidents, seeking legal advice is crucial. RTM Law Firm is ready to assist with expertise in personal injury and civil rights violations to ensure justice and compensation.




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