BATON ROUGE, LA – State authorities issued an emergency suspension of the bar where Louisiana State University 19-year-old Madison Brooks and the four men she was with, three of whom are underage, were served alcohol the night she was allegedly raped and then fatally struck by a car.
Brooks, 19, was in Reggie’s Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before two teenagers allegedly sexually assaulted her in a car, while two other men were present, in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 and then left her to fend for herself.
A driver hit her in East Baton Rouge Parish, and Brooks later died in a hospital, police said.
Ernest Legier 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.”
“The Louisiana ATC is working with Baton Rouge ABC and local law enforcement to investigate and share evidence regarding recent incidents at this establishment,” Legier 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 following a presentation of the evidence,” he said.
The four men were arrested. An LSU spokesperson confirmed that none of the four suspects were university students.
A 17-year-old, who wasn’t identified because of his age, and Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, were charged with third-degree rape.
Everett Deonte Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, were charged with being principles to third-degree rape, which involves sexual intercourse that “is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim,” according to Louisiana state law.
As of Tuesday night, the driver who hit Brooks was not being charged, according to a spokesperson at East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, who said that the individual driving the car was not impaired and contacted emergency personnel immediately.