Why The Bouncer Who Killed A Man Outside A Williamsburg Bar Won’t Be Charged

Police and prosecutors know who killed Michael Sapp, 33, outside the Charleston on Bedford Avenue in June, but he won’t be going to prison anytime soon. Sapp died following an hourlong series of fights in and around the dive bar at North Seventh Street, including one that a witness said involved 30 people, and a final attack that another bystander said “broke [Sapp’s] face.”

The investigation into Sapp’s beating death has now stalled, and the man who delivered the fatal blow, an off-duty bouncer for the Charleston at the time, won’t face charges.

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