Madison Brooks investigation shuts down bar and ‘penalties to be discussed’

State officials issued an emergency suspension for the bar where Louisiana State University graduate Madison Brooks, 19, and four men with her, three of whom were underage, served alcohol the night she was allegedly raped and then was badly hit by a car. ,

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Brooks, 19, was at Reggie’s bar Baton Rouge, LouisianaOn the morning of January 15, two teenagers allegedly sexually assaulted her in a car while two other men were present and then left her to fend for herself.


Police said a driver hit her in East Baton Rouge Parish and Brooks later died at a hospital.

Ernest Legere Jr., commissioner of Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control, told Fox News Digital in an emailed statement that Tuesday’s action against Reggie’s “immediately suspends the service or sale of alcoholic beverages.”

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LSU student Madison Brooks case: Four men accused of rape

“Louisiana ATC is working with Baton Rouge ABC and local law enforcement to investigate and share evidence regarding the recent incidents at this establishment,” Legere Jr. said. “Due to the seriousness of the allegations and the potential threat to public safety, an emergency suspension will be issued today.”

“An emergency hearing will be held next month to determine what penalties (if any) should be imposed after the evidence is presented,” he added.

All the four people were arrested. An LSU spokesperson confirmed that none of the four suspects were students of the university.

A 17-year-old, who could not be identified because of his age, and 18-year-old Cavon Dondre Washington were charged with third-degree rape.

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Everett Donte Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were charged with the principles of third-degree rape, which includes sexual intercourse that is “understood without the lawful consent of the victim,” according to Louisiana state law.

As of Tuesday night, the driver who hit Brooks was not being charged, according to a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, who said the person driving the car was not impaired and contacted emergency personnel immediately.

Madison Brooks case slams LSU president after alleged rape, student’s death Baton Rouge bar

LSU President William F. Tate IV wrote in a statement that it is “time for action.”

“He shouldn’t have been taken from us like this,” Tate said. “What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will pervert justice.”

in a statement issued by university on mondayTate wrote that Brooks was “a wonderful young woman with immense potential.”

He said, “Our collective grief and outrage cannot be expressed in words. So what can we do? It is time for action.” “One place to get our attention is the place where this encounter started.”

LSU sorority student Madison Brooks, 19, was fatally struck by a car on January 15, shortly after she was allegedly raped.

Documents related to the four arrests describe how the suspect and victim were drinking at a bar on Bob Pettit Boulevard called Reggie’s, which is located about a mile from the LSU campus. Tate did not specifically name Reggie in the statement.

Reggie did not immediately respond to a message from Fox News Digital seeking comment.

Baton Rouge police officers and sheriff’s deputies are seen Tuesday afternoon at Reggie’s.

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