Police ID man who died after Davenport park fight

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died after a fight at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

Davenport police identified him as 45-year-old Douglas Whalen, of Davenport. He died Friday after being taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Officers who were sent to the park Thursday night found Whalen on the ground, bleeding from his head. An autopsy was ordered.

Fifty-year-old Joseph Van Hecke was arrested that night in connection with the incident and was charged with disorderly conduct. He pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.

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