Birmingham PD upping patrols around strip clubs

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham's mayor and police chief are putting area night clubs on notice in response to a double-shooting last weekend at the "Sensations" strip club.
Police have charged Barry Colston with attempted murder, alleging he shot a club employee and a security guard Saturday night after he had been asked to leave.
In a news conference on Wednesday, the mayor and police chief say there have been too many incidents at night clubs. For that reason, the vice squad will be conducting more undercover operations to crack down on crime.

"The drinking with the partying, and every now and then someone will bring a firearm in, like happened recently. It is a recipe for trouble," says Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. "And so the bottom line is we want to make sure were as proactive as possible to establish a safe environment."

Birmingham city councilors also decided to look for a way to increase safety measures to curb crime near Sensations and other clubs.

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