Will Philadelphia bouncers have to register with city?

Some new regulations for bars and nightclubs could require the registration of bouncers. 

City Councilman Bill Greenlee says he is proposing the bill to register bouncers in order to keep patrons of bars and restaurants safe.

“We found instances both in Philadelphia and nationwide where some bouncers, not the majority have gotten carried away in some of their duties and people have gotten hurt,” said Greenlee.  “It appears unnecessarily at least in some cases.”

Greenlee says the regulations could include some training to help security personnel defuse situations without getting too physical

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“How to handle verbal taunts how to maybe to restrain a person without having to punch them and throw them down,” Greenlee gave as examples.

The councilman says similar rules have worked in other cities.

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