Grand jury clears Waco officers in deadly biker shootout

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)
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 grand jury has declined to indict three Waco, Texas, police officers who responded to a gunfight involving rival biker gangs that left nine people dead and 20 hurt.

Waco police issued a statement Wednesday saying the jury chose not to indict the officers who responded to the May 2015 gunfire outside of a Twin Peaks restaurant where members of the Bandidos and Cossacks had gathered with other gangs.

The statement didn’t indicate what actions of the officers the grand jury was asked to review. Ballistics reports seen by The Associated Press show that four of the people killed were struck by the same caliber of rifle fired by Waco police.

More than 150 bikers were indicted following the shootout on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.

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