After a deadly battle at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, left nine dead, 20 injured, and 192 arrested, the lawsuits began filing in. First, the owners and operators of the Waco location were sued by Twin Peaks Corporation for failing to uphold company-wide security policies. A widow of one of the killed bikers also sued the restaurant for negligence in allowing rival biker gangs to loiter outside its location. In a twist, six of the detained bikers wound up suing Waco Police for violating their civil rights in falsely arresting them.
After surveillance footage was released of the blood bath — where police recovered more than 300 weapons — in November, it was probable that more suspects would be charged. As expected, on Wednesday 48 more bikers were charged for criminal offenses related to the shootout, reports the Associated Press. Despite claims that they were at the location for a peaceful gathering, all 154 bikers indicted face felony charges and are being accused of organized criminal activity.
The charged bikers face 15 years to life in prison if convicted, according to the AP. McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said his office is still undertaking "an ongoing investigation," and more indictments could come.