Dallas Lawyer Says Waco PD Made False Claims in Biker Case

“Somebody isn’t getting their facts straight.”

By Rhonda FanningJune 22, 2015 1:27 pm

It’s been about a month since the deadly biker shootout in Waco left nine dead and 170 arrested. Since then, there have been questions raised about how the McLennan County courts have handled those cases. F. Clinton Broden, a lawyer with the Dallas-based firm Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes, says Waco PD is slowly getting caught in its lie.

On what they allegedly lied about:

“There was a search warrant signed in the case at about 11 a.m. on June 12 in which the affiant, a detective at the Waco police department, said that the police officers did in fact hit some of the bikers and that the bikers were firing upon the police officers. The chief of police, Brent Stroman, gave a press conference only two hours after that in which he said that he didn’t have any proof that the police officers actually hit any bikers with their shots and that he couldn’t tell you whether the Bandidos and Cossacks had fired on the police until the investigation was complete — that he did not have the information at the time.”

On Waco PD not showing the video footage:

“The police certainly have the video. They’ve sent their assistant district attorneys to describe the contents of the videos to court, but they’re not willing to produce the videos. It’s something that, you know, I think the public has the right to transparency and there are a lot of questions here and the video can probably answer a lot of those questions.”

Listen to the full interview in the player above.