Video shows 'hospitality ambassador' beating homeless man

AP News
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 1:53 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a "hospitality ambassador" in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating up a homeless man.

Berkeley's ambassador program is coordinated through the Downtown Berkeley Association, a non-profit group.

Downtown Berkeley Association CEO John Caner apologized for the incident and said the man was fired Thursday after a video of the beating was posted online.

He said a second "hospitality ambassador" who witnessed the beating and did nothing to stop it has been suspended.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) the homeless man who was assaulted was later arrested by police on suspicion of assault and making criminal threats based on a report by the ambassadors.

The ambassadors' purpose is to create a more welcoming environment for residents and visitors.


Information from: The San Francisco Chronicle,