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FORT WORTH, Texas – Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed more than 60 cases stemming from a 2015 shooting in Waco involving rival biker clubs that left nine dead, the latest sign of serious trouble for an ambitious pursuit of convictions following the deadliest biker shooting in U.S. history.
McLennan County prosecutors tossed out 66 more cases and have dismissed or refused 154 of the original 192 cases relating to the 2015 shooting in Waco Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed more than 60 cases stemming from a 2015 shooting in Waco involving rival biker clubs that left nine dead
FORT WORTH, Texas — Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed more than 60 cases stemming from a 2015 shooting in Waco involving rival biker clubs that left nine dead, the latest sign of serious trouble for an ambitious pursuit of convictions following the deadliest biker shooting in U.S. history.
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Texas Prosecutor Drops All Charges In 2015 Biker Shootout That Killed 9. Prosecutors in McLennan County, Texas , said that all remaining charges related to the deadly melee between rival motorcycle gangs outside a Waco restaurant in May 2015 would be dropped .
WACO , Texas (AP) — No one will be convicted or otherwise held accountable for the 2015 shootout The shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, involved rival biker gangs Only one case was prosecuted in court and that ended in a mistrial. More than 100 bikers have filed
McLennan County prosecutors tossed out 66 more cases and have dismissed or refused 154 of the original 192 cases since February, saying they wanted to focus on those who were "more culpable." Officials said in late April that only about 25 cases will be prosecuted of the more than 150 people ultimately indicted on felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Police arrested nearly 200 bikers following the mayhem at a Twin Peaks restaurant involving members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs. Waco police officers monitoring the gathering also fired on the bikers, shooting at least two fatally.
Only one biker — Jake Carrizal, a locomotive driver and the president of the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos — has been tried and it ended in a hung jury and a mistrial last fall.
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Texas prosecutors couldn’t convict a single person. Authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant, in Waco , Tex, on May 17, 2005. During the four years of prosecution against dozens of alleged gang members, only a single case went to trial, resulting in a
Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed more than 60 cases stemming from a 2015 shooting in Waco involving rival biker clubs that left nine dead, the latest sign of serious trouble for an ambitious pursuit of convictions following the deadliest biker shooting i.
The county's district attorney, Abel Reyna, said in a statement in February announcing the first round of disposed cases that information gleaned during Carrizal's trial was "invaluable" in his office's decision to narrow the focus of its investigation. That trial was fraught with delays as Carrizal's defense attorneys repeatedly demonstrated to the presiding judge that prosecutors had not shared all of the evidence required by law.
Reyna added that prosecutors were expecting to review evidence from a federal racketeering trial in San Antonio against the former president and vice president of the Bandidos after it had concluded.
The trial ended Monday, and it is unclear whether prosecutors in Waco have reviewed any federal evidence. Reyna declined to comment Tuesday.
The bulk of the dismissals and refusals followed Reyna's defeat in a Republican primary election in March.
1st murder charges filed in 2015 biker shooting in Texas
Three bikers have been indicted on murder charges stemming from a 2015 shooting involving police outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas. They include a prominent member of the Bandidos motorcycle club. The Wednesday indictments mark the first murder charges in the case. Police arrested nearly 200 bikers following the shooting that left nine people dead and 20 injured. Most of those cases were dropped earlier this year.The indictments mark the first murder charges in the case, and more than 20 other bikers were re-indicted on new charges ranging from rioting to tampering with evidence. The lesser charges come just eight days before the statute of limitations on such crimes runs out.
Prosecutors will dismiss all remaining criminal cases stemming from the 2015 shootout between rival Authorities investigate the mass shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco in this 2015 file photo. Carrizal and several other North Texas men are among those whose cases will be dropped
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A judge on Monday dismissed one of the four cases Reyna recused his office from prosecuting, an action Reyna said was taken to avoid the appearance of a conflict. In the motion to dismiss, Brian Roberts, a special prosecutor in the case, said that the biker, Matthew Clendennen, a landscape-lighting business owner in Hewitt, Texas, should never have been charged.
"Frankly, you can't just wholesale charge 192 people because they were wearing vests and have some connection with a motorcycle club," Roberts said, adding that "there's more to a charging decision. Presence alone is not enough."
Surveillance footage showed many bikers running from the scene and ducking for cover after gunshots rang out. A smaller number could be seen pointing and firing weapons, slinging a chain or participating in fistfights. Law enforcement officers recovered dozens of firearms, knives and other weapons from the restaurant and adjacent parking lot, many of which officers organized indiscriminately into piles on the pavement and in the back of a police vehicle, dash-cam video showed.
By Tuesday, only 37 of the original 154 bikers remained under indictment. Bikers and defense attorneys expected additional dismissals during another status hearing set for Thursday in Waco.
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