Texas prosecutor dismisses more cases tied to biker shooting

FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant, in Waco, Texas. Bikers and public watchdogs have criticized authorities here for how they’ve handled the shooting investigation, citing the mass arrests of more than 170 people held for days or weeks on $1 million bonds without sufficient evidence to support those arrests four months after the shootings. No formal charges have been made, and it remains unclear whose bullets, including police bullets, struck the dead and injured, or when cases will be presented to a grand jury, which is currently led by a Waco police detective. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas prosecutor has dismissed 13 more cases against bikers stemming from a 2015 shootout in Waco involving bikers and police.
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna made the announcement Wednesday, a day before scheduled hearings for 10 of the bikers.
Of the original 154 bikers indicted, prosecutors are still pursuing 128 cases. Reyna said his office would not pursue cases against 24 bikers who were arrested but not indicted.
Earlier this month, Reyna dismissed 13 cases hours before a hearing where he was due to testify on corruption allegations against him. The sole case to be tried resulted in a mistrial in November.
The May 2015 shootout left nine bikers dead and 20 injured. The bikers faced charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.

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