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Prescott Valley chief spoke to bar fight victim

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By FELICIA FONSECA
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Prescott Valley police chief says he was at the center of a conversation that prompted a biker brawl but denies throwing any punches.

Bill Fessler told authorities that someone else got ahold of Justin Stafford at a Prescott bar in December, leaving him with a bloodied and bruised nose.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says it's wrapping up its investigation of the fight that involves members of a law enforcement motorcycle club. The agency released unredacted police reports Tuesday.

Both Fessler and Yavapai County sheriff's employee Bill Suttle say a fellow officer hit Stafford, but they didn't know his name.

Suttle says he broke up the fight and immediately sent the law enforcement officer to the hotel where they were staying.

Stafford has told The Associated Press that he was caught off guard.

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