FORT WORTH, Texas – A Texas prosecutor has dismissed 13 of the more than 150 cases as a result of a 2015 shootout in Waco between bikers and the police.
Spokeswoman Rebecca Akins told The Associated Press Thursday that the McLennan County District Attorney dismissed the cases and recused himself from the prosecution of two. Akins refused to comment.
The actions came hours before a scheduled hearing with the current and former staff to speak about the allegations of corruption against the Attorney Abel Reyna. The hearing was cancelled.
The May 2015 shootout left nine cyclists dead and 20 wounded. More than 150 cyclists were indicted on charges of involvement in organized crime.
More than 100 cyclists, including 11 whose cases were dismissed Thursday, civil lawsuits pending against the district attorney’s office and the department of the police of Waco.