From the Charlotte Observer
Susan Bennett, a regular who said she supports Hartigan's, told the Observer it was police - not the pub's staff - that prevented anyone at the pub from assisting Baker.
Bennett said she and some friends were at the pub near Bank of America Stadium early Sunday when they heard a ruckus and went outside to discover that Baker had been stabbed.
Bennett said that when police arrived, she pleaded with officers to help Baker or allow her to help the woman. Bennett claims an officer told her he could see Baker breathing, and that police were waiting for paramedics. At one point, an officer briefly applied pressure to Baker's wound, she said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. Jeff Estes, who heads the police division that covers the uptown area, has said his officers acted appropriately.
He said officers encountered a "belligerent" crowd when they arrived and that officers have to consider whether they should allow someone claiming to be a first responder to help, particularly when there is a chance he or she could be intoxicated. Estes said an officer applied pressure to Baker's wound with a towel.