Skip to comments.Chief: 3 cops fired shots when Texas biker shooting erupted
Posted on 06/12/2015 2:18:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
WACO, Texas (AP) Texas officers responding to a deadly melee outside a biker gathering in Waco had disabled their automatic rifles so the weapons couldn't fire more than one round per trigger pull, the city's police department said Friday, countering witnesses who said they heard what sounded like gunfire from automatic weapons.
Only three of the nearly two dozen officers outside the Twin Peaks restaurant fired their weapons, shooting a total of 12 bullets, after gunfire erupted following a dispute between two rival biker gangs, according to Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman and statements released by his office. The officers were staged outside the restaurant on May 17, in anticipation of a large meeting of biker groups.
"We did not fire indiscriminately into the crowd. Our officers were restrained," Stroman said during a news conference Friday in Waco.
Stroman said Friday that investigators collected 44 shell casings from the scene. Police also said that 151 firearms were among the hundreds of weapons recovered from the scene that included knives, brass knuckles, tomahawks, bats, a machete and a chain. Some weapons were stashed in between bags of flour in the restaurant's kitchen, while others were recovered with metal detectors, found buried under grass, police said.
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Let the storytelling begin!
Yeah. When will someone come along and claim cops planted those weapons among those bags of flour?
media eating up every word with a spoon.
Can we have a publlic review of the RoE again please?
12 shots by 3 cops killed 9 people in less than 15 seconds.
12 little bullets on the wall,
12 bullets in all.
Shoot one down, load a round,
11 bullets left in all.
What? This info just released?
But....thank you very much, the narrative has already been cut, pasted, judged, decided and spread like chocolate frosting all over the blogs by the deciders that the cops don’t get their side of the story!
Now comes this! No fair! What to do, what to do? (Hand wringing)
No cops story, I tell you! It’s got to be a LIE!!! LIES!
No, it’s not! It’s a conspiracy!! That’s IT! A conspiracy!
First of all - selecting single shot is not disabling the weapon.
Second - Earlier it was 4 officers that fired
Third - How many bikers fired?
fourth - How many kills made by officers?
Fifth - Did any other government employees or informants fire? What agencies? How many rounds?
Sixth - How many undercover officers and informants were on the scene?
Seventh - What was the officer in the red cowboy boots doing on the scene? Was he previously in biker colors at twin peaks?
Why were they using automatic weapons anyway, and how do we know they were switched to single-shot? Cops have certainly been know to lie.
It’s Friday afternoon.
So, LEOs fired 12 out of 44 that were fired from
150+ weapons at the scene, someone wasn’t paying attention.
Absolutely no way the cops fired only 12 rounds.
The idea that a bunch of cops have that kind of trigger discipline is ludicrous.
The. Cops didn’t shoot all the people according to statements. They say therr are videos showing gang members executing rivals.
I noticed that too.
Late Friday afternoon news dump.
“weapons were stashed in between bags of flour in the restaurant’s kitchen”...
I’ll admit I’m somewhat jaded-but this is sounding like a script for either Sons of Anarchy or El Senior de los Cielos-a Telemundo series about narco mafia types but without the bikes-I can hardly wait for the next episode..
More - including full statement.
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