Friends come to coach’s defense

Friends and colleagues have rallied in defense of a local youth soccer coach accused of punching a teen player in the face during a post-game melee.
Westlake Village resident Bart Allan, 48, is facing charges of battery and corporal injury to a child as the result of a Labor Day incident at a Simi Valley park.
According to the Simi Valley Police Department, a fight broke out at the conclusion of a soccer game at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.
Police said a verbal exchange escalated into a...

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