The family of a man whose nose was broken during an assault outside a downtown restaurant Monday night plans to appeal to the city to address what his son calls “an epidemic” of downtown violence. Bruce Palmer, 56, was leaving the Steam Plant off South Lincoln Street with his wife, Billie, according to the family. Police say a group of teens stood in their path, striking their van with their palms and claiming Bruce Palmer had hit one of them with his vehicle. When Palmer got out to check for injuries, he got into an argument that became physical, police said. Palmer’s son Riley said his father’s nose was broken in the altercation and he later went to the hospital. He said the family plans to publicly ask at a news conference this morning that the community address what the Palmers perceive as a violence problem/Kip Hill, SR. More here.