Attorney Wants Bikers Items Returned

Barbara Schwarz
June 06, 2019 - 4:26 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - A criminal defense attorney wants the nearly 200 bikers detained after the Twin Peaks shootout to get their stuff back.

The 2015 Waco shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant involving rival biker gangs left nine people dead, 20 injured and resulted in zero convictions.  All of the bikers were jailed and many sat behind bars for months and months, unable to meet their million dollar bonds.

Paul Looney, the attorney for six of the bikers says he wants to create a system so everyone can get their property back. "There's hundreds of cellphones, there's lawfully carried weapons, wallet and watches.  Maybe pictures of their grandma for all I know.  Whatever they had has not been returned to them, and they deserve that."

He says the state would like to hold the property pending the outcome of civil lawsuits.   "They don't get to do that, and as a practical matter, the cataloging of all this stuff was hideous.  They don't know who's stuff is what, and they don't know where it is.  It got sent all over the place."

He says the items went to different labs and testing facilities.

He wants to see a judge appoint a Special Master, who would be tasked with locating the items and making an effort to return them to their owners