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Prosecutors drop all charges in deadly Waco biker shootout

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say no one will be punished for the 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured.

McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson said in a statement Tuesday that he’s dropping all remaining charges, and that any further effort to prosecute would be a “waste of time, effort and resources.”

Law enforcement officials arrested 177 bikers in the May 2015 shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant and charged 155 with engaging in organized criminal activity.

Former District Attorney Abel Reyna dropped charges against all but 24 of the bikers and chose to re-indict them on a riot charge. Those are the 24 cases Johnson is dropping.

Only one case was prosecuted in court and that ended in a mistrial.

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