Two Habs arrested in Florida nightclub incident
To be fair, in a crazy situation like this things can escalate really quickly. And when the cops have your buddy isolated they're not always the best communicators. Especially if you've been drinking.
But in looking through my handbook--as a veteran of going to bars, getting in trouble but avoiding jail, Rule #1 clearly states listen to the police and do what they say.
Kostopolous seems like a decent person and a good guy, I doubt he was causing a ruckus but things happen.