Bricktown is not Oklahoma City's only entertainment district, and it's not the only place where bar fights occur.
Oklahoma City police responded to about 27 reports of assaults along a popular stretch of W Memorial Road — between N Meridian Avenue and N Pennsylvania Avenue — compared to about 18 for the Bricktown area between May 1 through early March, records show.
A review of assault reports at Dan O'Brien's Public House — where off-duty police officer Chad Peery was attacked and partially paralyzed — shows bar fights did
Police were called to Dan O'Brien's three times for fights during those months, records show.
Police reports for assaults at Dan O'Brien's Public House, 2747 W Memorial Road, include:
• A scuffle occurred about 5 p.m. June 17 between a man and a security guard as the security guard escorted him to the parking lot. The man said the security guard threw him to the ground and handcuffed him; the security guard said the man charged him with closed fists.
• A large fight and a car-pedestrian accident occurred just after 2 a.m. Dec. 17. Two male victims said they were leaving the bar and walked by a group of five or six other men when a verbal altercation and fight broke out. The two were bloodied with cuts on their faces but declined medical treatment. A vehicle drove up, honking and hit a person who was not involved in the fight. That person flipped over the hood and landed on the ground. The vehicle sped off, the crowd dispersed and no arrests were made.
• A man told police he was punched “for no reason” at the bar Feb. 16. The victim was intoxicated at the time.
Many of the 27 assaults occurred at restaurants in the area that don't serve alcohol.
Since Peery was beaten, Cadmino Lopez, 32, of Newcastle, pleaded guilty to assault and battery by means likely to cause death and was sentenced in January to 15 years in prison
Lopez turned down a deal and then tried to withdraw his plea.
Jimmy Dan Smith, 29, of Tuttle, pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges last month, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years on probation as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Joshua B. Rinken, 29, of Norman, is awaiting trial.
The records are a partial snapshot of assaults that occurred in the two areas, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. Some people may report assaults later from home.
Because of the way records are kept, those reports were not included in the department's response to The Oklahoman's request for assault calls and