Michael Edward Canas (34) walked free from the Royal Court after the jury took just over two hours to find him not guilty following a late-night incident involving a drunk clubber outside Havana, in Bath Street, last June.
Mr Canas had taken the witness stand to explain that he had acted in self-defence when confronted by the aggressive clubber.
Today, door staff have told of the physical, verbal and racial abuse they suffer on a weekly basis while on duty outside Jersey’s nightclubs and bars.
Roy Travert, who works at Chambers in Mulcaster Street and has been a doorman for ten years, said that after Mr Canas’s arrest many doormen took the decision to wear body cameras to ensure that every incident was recorded.
Jersey’s Licensing Law is currently being reviewed and Mr Travert has written to the Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel, which is looking at the legislation, calling for more protection for door staff and bar workers.
‘The type of incident Michael had to put up with is normal and standard every night. In the last few weeks I have had to restrain and remove someone every night for punching someone in front of me and abusing staff on the door,’ he said.