New Details Indicate Brandon Banks May Have Instigated Fight Before Stabbing

Brandon Banks' account of the incident that led to him being stabbed outside a D.C. nightclub early in the morning on February 12 indicated that he was an innocent victim that did not start a fight. However, new details have emerged that may paint a different picture.

The Washington City Paper revealed many of the details issued in a special report by Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration investigator Vincent Parker, and according to most, Banks was the man that instigated the dispute. Three separate accounts indicate that Banks was directly involved in some capacity after parking his Cadillac SUV outside The Park nightclub just before 3 a.m. However, a fourth account -- the security camera -- clearly shows that Banks started the fight.

At 3:05, Banks and another man "appear to speak to a male wearing a white shirt and white pants. Mr. Banks appears to laugh at the male." Media reports previously indicated that the man might have been ridiculed for wearing white after Labor Day.

The  man in white "and another unidentified male begin to walk away from Mr. Banks and Mr. Banks continually approaches him." At 3:06, the man in white pulls what might be a knife. But Banks doesn't back down, according to the report. "Mr. Banks points in the male's face and continues to try to approach the male, but other people intervene." Seconds later, one of the guy's with Banks throws a punch at the male suspect in white. The man in white then begins to "swing his right arm wildly."

This backs up a previous account that the incident began when Banks made fun of the man's white suit, but this is the first time we have heard that Banks also continued to antagonize the man. 

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