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Invoice Lee signed a regulation Wednesday that requires first help, CPR, restraint and de-escalation coaching for personal guards working in areas licensed to serve alcohol.

The brand new measure, dubbed “Dallas Legislation,” comes after Dallas “DJ” Barrett died final August after a combat with guards at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Nashville. This is applicable to each unarmed and armed guards throughout the state.

Nashville police stated Barrett, 22, was held to the bottom final summer season throughout a combat within the in style downtown Honky Tonk. A medical expert later decided that Barrett died of lack of oxygen and dominated his demise a murder.

‘Huge coronary heart’: Mom of man who died after combat with Nashville bar safety seeks solutions

Seven individuals, together with six guards and one other man, have been charged with negligent homicide and grievous assault in Barrett’s demise.

All of them are to be heard in court docket on August 18, information present.

Barrett’s mom, Tammy Barrett, issued an announcement Wednesday praising her and state legislators for making the regulation a actuality.

“At present, my dream of constructing institutions on Decrease Broadway secure for all patrons has been totally realized,” Tammy Barrett stated in an announcement issued by her lawyer. “I am unable to think about a extra becoming approach to honor the reminiscence of my son, Dallas Jordan Barrett, than with the passing of Dallas’ laws right this moment.”

Detailed evaluation: Safety guards are required for Decrease Broadway. For some, coaching will not be required

Lack of license, questions raised on guard’s coaching

Tennessean first reported that 4 of the six guards charged in Barrett’s demise have been unlicensed. This prompted a collection of disciplinary motion and fines from the state.

Tennessee’s evaluation of state regulation additionally revealed that totally unarmed guards employed by a proprietary safety group, equivalent to Whiskey Row LLC, weren’t required to finish any coaching to earn a license. Whereas armed guards had beforehand undergone coaching, it didn’t particularly embody first help or restraint techniques.

D-Nashville Consultant Invoice Beck stated the evaluation, together with the video featured on the information broadcast, “intimidated” him and prompted him to suggest the Home invoice. Senate Minority Chief Jeff Yarbrow, D-Nashville, sponsored the invoice within the Senate.

Whiskey Row: 4 safety guards charged with demise of bar patron have been unlicensed, information present

Beck has beforehand stated he hopes the brand new regulation prevents a Barrett-like demise from taking place once more. He was significantly impressed by the story of Tammy Barrett.

“As a mother or father, my coronary heart simply goes out to him,” Beck instructed The Tennessean in March. “I am unable to think about your child going out for an evening of leisure and being killed. It is terrible.”

Discover reporter Rachel Wegner at or on Twitter @rachelannwegner,

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