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Waco gang shootout: more than 100 bikers allowed to remove GPS monitors

Waco gang shootout: more than 100 bikers allowed to remove GPS monitors

 

Waco gang shootout: more than 100 bikers allowed to remove GPS monitorsShootout in May resulted in 135 people being ordered to wear ankle braceletsNo one has been charged with the shooting deaths of nine people A composite image of the bikers arrested in the May shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Photograph: Mclennan County Sheriff/EPAAssociated Press in Waco, TexasSunday 4 October 2015 14.52 EDT Last modified on Sunday 4 October 2015 15.02 EDTShare on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+Shares346Comments49 Save for laterOnly a few of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none are still in jail.Waco shootout: how a friendly Sunday get-together ended in a biker bloodbath Read moreOf the 135 people who were originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors after the incident, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported on Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release.After initially locking up more than 170 people in connection with the 17 May incident outside Twin Peaks restaurant, McLennan prosecutors have not charged anyone with the shooting deaths of nine people. At least 20 others were hurt.Those arrested were charged with engaging in organised criminal activity.McLennan prosecutors did not return messages from the newspaper seeking comment. But defense attorneys suggested the district attorney’s office eventually plans to dismiss charges against at least some defendants.“We are starting the letting-go process, although they are not admitting they did something wrong,” said one attorney, Adam Reposa of Austin.The shootout in the parking lot of the restaurant erupted during an apparent confrontation between rival biker gangs.Investigators have not yet offered details about who shot whom or whether police officers fatally shot anyone, though reports reviewed by the Associated Press indicate police bullets did hit at least one biker.

Source: Waco gang shootout: more than 100 bikers allowed to remove GPS monitors | US news | The Guardian

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