Not guilty plea for co-owner of Nathan Bills for charges in connection with 2015 fight


 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The co-owner of Nathan Bills Bar and Restaurant pleaded not guilty Wednesday during his arraignment on an indictment brought by the state attorney general.

John Sullivan was arraigned Wednesday morning at the Hampden Superior Court. He was released on personal recognizance under the condition that he stay away from those who were involved in the fight. 

Sullivan is charged with assault and battery, and perjury. Those charges are connected with a brawl, that took place in a parking lot near the bar, nearly four-years ago.

Fourteen current and former Springfield police officers have been indicted in the case. The bar’s co-owner Joseph Sullivan has also been charged with perjury.

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