Waco – Police lied to the public about the deadly attack on Bandidos Motorcycle Club members on May 17 as they arrived for a Confederation of Clubs meeting, their attorney says.
Members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club were at Twin Peaks Restaurant for a political meeting when they were attacked, according to their attorney. When they reacted to deadly force with deadly force, they were committing a lawful act allowed by Texas law, said Stephen Stubbs in a press release.
The attorney demanded the release of all evidence, including autopsy reports and crime scene video, saying it would “simply clear up rampant misinformation.”
“If the Waco Police Department didn’t want to interfere with the investigation or influence a potential jury pool, it should not have released its false narrative in the first place and instead should have remained silent during the entirety of the investigation,” Stubbs said. “They did not, and now, after the false information has been widely reported, the Waco Police Department is content to feed the false narrative and allow the public to believe falsehoods.”
Stubbs declared that:
- The Bandidos were in Waco for no other reason than to attend a political meeting held in Waco because of its central location between Austin and Dallas;
- There was no other meeting planned, as far as their knowledge, though rumors persist otherwise;
- All weapons in possession of members of the Bandidos were legally owned and carried;
- Bandidos were not the aggressors, “did not start the altercation, did not strike first, were not the first to pull weapons, and were not the first to use weapons…and all involvement in the altercation by members of the Bandidos was in self-defense.”