Too Keller, an attorney for the bar's owners, who include Nicholson's brother, Brad. "Once police are involved, it's up to the prosecutor."
But Keller declined to comment on whether the bar's owners supported the charges being filed.
"8 Seconds still supports the Pacers," he said.
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said his office is interested in justice, not victims' preferences.
"It's not up to the bar," Brizzi said, noting that some businesses that become crime scenes don't push for charges because it could hurt their bottom line.
Daniels. "In a word, we deny the events as they have been reported."
Tinsley's lawyer, James Voyles, said he wasn't surprised prosecutors pursued the case despite the bar's reluctance.
"That's the way the system works," he said. "They file a complaint, and the prosecutor investigates it. We just don't think they investigated it enough."