13 bikers were set to walk free a couple of days ago after a Texas district attorney dismissed their cases for being allegedly involved in a 2015 shootout in Waco.
The Texas DA dismissed the cases just a day before 10 of the suspects were supposed to stand trial.
He also announced that his office will no longer be pursuing any legal action against 24 other bikers who were arrested without ever being indicated.
The state looks to prosecute the ones that were actually involved in the shooting, rather than just prosecute innocent people who happened to be there. The shootout broke between rival biker clubs at a Twin Peaks restaurant in 2015. Nine people were killed in the incident.
“…the State is exercising its prosecutorial discretion in dismissing this matter in order to focus its efforts and resources on co-defendants with a higher level of culpability, explained District Attorney Abel Reyna for OAN. “These dismissals should not be considered an exoneration of the individual defendants or the gangs they belong to.”
Meanwhile, prosecutors say they are definitely moving forward with the remaining 128 cases. The next trial is scheduled for April.