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Full surveillance video obtained in bar fight involving SLO city employee

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 21:35:42-04

KSBY has obtained the full surveillance footage from a bar fight involving a San Luis Obispo city employee.

The incident happened at Mr. Rick’s bar in Avila Beach in May of 2016.

Chris Olcutt, an inspector for the city, was caught on surveillance camera elbowing a woman in the face and punching a man repeatedly at the popular beach bar.

Olcutt was convicted of the offense two months ago, however, he was just put on paid leave Tuesday, April 16.

On Thursday, the City of San Luis Obispo released a statement in response to the incident.

“The City had not seen the video and did not have any detailed understanding of the underlying facts of the case until the video appeared online. Obviously, the actions depicted in the video are appalling and, combined with the guilty plea, warrant follow up to evaluate whether there is a nexus with the employee’s ability to perform his job duties effectively and in the interests of workplace and community safety, which are the City’s priorities. As soon as the City became aware of the violent and seemingly unprovoked nature of the crime, the City took immediate action and placed the employee on administrative leave.