On Sunday, the Houston based law firm Looney and Conrad, PC. sent out a statement saying jailed bikers had been presented with a deal that would reduce their bond amount in exchange for their agreement not to sue the Waco Police Department. The firm later reported a defense attorney named Brittany Lannen was the source of the liability waiver development.
Steven Walker and Julie Perkins, had their bonds reduced from $1 million to $25,000 after their attorney, Brittany Lannen, reached an agreement with the Waco DA’s office and Lannen denies knowing anything about a liability waiver. She claims the law firm of Looney and Conrad completely fabricated the story. ~ Full Story Here ~
Meanwhile the first interview with arrested bikers took place yesterday:
WACO — KCEN got an exclusive interview with the first bikers to speak publicly after the Twin Peaks shooting, capturing the moments right after their release from jail after being arrested for the May 17th shooting that left nine bikers dead and 18 more injured.
Waco Police had said the 170-plus bikers arrested were part of criminal motorcycle gangs. However, William English, 33, and Morgan English, 30, say otherwise, and that they had come to the sports bar for a friendly meeting between motorcycle clubs, and they weren’t even inside the restaurant when the brawl broke out.
The husband and wife from Brenham who celebrate their four year anniversary in September, have never spent more than a few days apart, but were forced to spend 16 of them away from each other, and away from the world.
[…] This whole thing is a sham,” said William English, suspect and member of the Distorted Motorcycle Club. “I’m kind of upset that we had to pay to get out of jail when we did nothing wrong.”
Mr. English said he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. English said he came to twin peaks on that Sunday afternoon for a monthly meeting of the Confederation of Clubs to talk about legislation coming out of Austin for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but he didn’t make that meeting before violence did.
“We didn’t even get to where we could see around the corner of the building when firing started,” said Mr. English. “We heard 2-3 distinct small arm fires, and we took off around to the back side of the building and after that I started hearing rapid succession of assault rifle fire.”
“All the sudden I see a sea of people running towards me and we run around the building,” said Ms. English.
The couple says they never saw the melee, they were just trying to keep stay away from it. Mr. English is a former marine.
“He grabs me and pins me up against the wall. He just had me completely shielded and protected,” said Ms. English.
“I was trying to hear where the shooters were so we didn’t run into the gunfire,” said Mr. English.
After it calmed down, law enforcement stepped in.
“There was someone just a couple guys down from me shot in the stomach and we’re worried about him but the cops kept saying get down, get down,” aid Ms. English. “You have all these guns in your face, you’re gonna listen.”
Next came the body search: being one of the few females arrested, Morgan says this was one of the worst parts.
“It was just violating having to be searched in front of all these men,” said Ms. English.
She said her and her husband had no weapons except a pocket knife and a vest ornament considered a chain.
“That was one of the 300-some weapons right there,” said Mr. English.
After being searched, the Englishs were taken to the McLennan County Jail. (read more with video of the interview)