Police step up patrols after reports of ‘fight club’ in local parks

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CLIFTON, Texas (KWTX) Clifton police say they’ve stepped up patrols in response to reports that a “fight club” is staging fights at a residence and in or near city parks.

(Clifton Police Dept. photo/file)

Police think the participants in the fights range in age from 18 to 20, Chief Trace Hendricks said Thursday.

"Reportedly, there have been a number of fights organized and conducted at a private residence as well as in our city parks,” Hendricks said in a Facebook post.

Police are investigating and will be filing criminal charges on at least two young men, with the possibility of more charges to come.

"Our city parks are intended for the enjoyment of our citizens and visitors to the community. Any behavior that is illegal, immoral or disturbing to the public, will not be tolerated. Families should feel safe in taking their children to these locations without fear of them being subjected to or witnessing violent acts or hearing profane language," Hendricks said.

In addition to increased patrols, Hendricks said the department will "practice a zero tolerance policy for violations of Texas law or city ordinance. Violators will be cited or arrested on site, without exception."