3 Waco officers cleared of wrongdoing in Twin Peaks biker shootout that left 9 dead

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Three Waco police officers who responded to the Twin Peaks shootout in 2015 that left nine people dead and 20 hurt will not be indicted by a grand jury.

A McLennan County grand jury finished a review of the shootings Wednesday and didn't charge any of the officers: Andy O'Neal, Michael Bucher and Heath Jackson.

The May 2015 shooting occurred among rival biker gangs after one showed up at a Twin Peaks restaurant where others were holding a planned meeting, The Dallas Morning News previously reported. The restaurant is now closed.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said in a statement that the department and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have worked on the still on-going investigation, The Waco Tribune-Herald reports.

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Authorities investigated the shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco last May. 

 

"We have completed an exhaustive internal investigation on the officer-involved portion of the incident, which was reviewed by the Texas Rangers," the statement said. "The three officers have been cleared by the investigation, and the action of the Grand Jury affirms those findings."

O'Neal, an officer for 15 years, Michael Bucher, an 11-year veteran, and Heath Jackson, who's been with the department nine years, were "no billed" in the hearing Wednesday, Swanton told the paper.

More than 150 bikers were indicted after the shooting.

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