DCA: Bouncer involved in Sandrini's Bar beating shouldn't of been issued license

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Russ Heimerich of the Department of Consumer Affairs said that the bouncer involved in the beating at Sandrini's bar shouldn't have been issued a license due to the fact that he had a violent felony conviction on his record.

In the state of California, bouncers are supposed to have a state license. Mario Reyes did have a license, but 23ABC uncovered late Friday afternoon that shouldn't have been the case.

Reyes was issued the license in August of 2013 by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, but Reyes has a felony conviction for spousal abuse from 2010.

"We are going to try to revoke his license based on this arrest and his previous history," said Heimerich.

That history includes nine arrests, mostly misdemeanors and one felony.

23ABC reached out to Sandrini's for a comment, but they declined to offer one.

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