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Pittsburgh police detectives in Kopy's Bar brawl with Pagans keep jobs, but will be reassigned

(video) --- Four Pittsburgh police detectives who brawled with members of the Pagans motorcycle club on the South Side in October will remain on the police force, the city announced Tuesday.

Detectives David Honick, Brian Burgunder, David Lincoln and Brian Martin will, however, be reassigned to new positions within the bureau.

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Thousands of motorcyclists ride in honor of 7 bikers killed

(VIDEO) --- RANDOLPH, N.H. (WCAX) Thousands of motorcyclists traveled through New Hampshire as a tribute to seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month.

That collision happened in Randolph, New Hampshire just over two weeks ago.Those killed were members of the Marine Jarheads Motorcycle Club. The driver of the truck, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not guilty to seven counts of negligent homicide and remains behind bars.

Saturday, a memorial ride and tribute to the fallen was held at the scene of the crash in New Hampshire.

3000 motorcyclist rode the nearly 90 miles from Laconia to Randolph New Hampshire on Saturday.

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Drive-by shooting outside Ensley motorcycle club leaves 1 dead

A drive-by shooting outside an Ensley motorcycle club late Saturday night left one man dead.

The shots rang out just before 11 p.m. in the 1700 block of Avenue D. Birmingham police responded to the scene on a report of a person shot and found the man unresponsive in the roadway.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead within an hour.

Witnesses reported multiple shots were fired. Birmingham police roped off a wide perimeter, and a large street block party a couple of blocks away continued and was not involved in the shooting, police said.

Officer Rod Mauldin said the investigation shows shots were fired from a mid-size sedan that passed by the location. Police radios issued lookout bulletins for the vehicle shortly after the shooting.

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Survivor of NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Sues Pickup Driver, Trucking Company

Joshua Morin, of Dalton, Massachusetts, fractured three bones in his left leg and sustained several other injuries in the June 21 accident

A survivor of a collision in New Hampshire that claimed the lives of seven motorcyclists has sued the driver charged in connection with the crash and the Massachusetts trucking company that employed him.

Attorney John Haymond tells The Boston Globe he filed the negligence suit Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield, Massachusetts on behalf of Joshua Morin.

Haymond says Morin, of Dalton, Massachusetts, fractured leg bones and sustained other injuries in the June 21 crash in Randolph, New Hampshire. He remains hospitalized.

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Last man wanted in deadly 2018 biker gang bar brawl turns himself in

An Oklahoma City man has surrendered to authorities at the Tulsa County jail to face a murder charge in connection with a deadly summer 2018 shooting at an east Tulsa bar.

Kenneth Ray Walters, 41, was the last outstanding defendant of seven charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and battery and committing a gang-related offense in the shooting death of 49-year-old James Mitchell and the beating of another man, both reported rival motorcycle gang members, outside Torchy’s Briar Patch, 1111 S. 124th East Ave., in June 2018.

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After deadly N.H. biker crash, thousands of out-of-state traffic notices found untouched by Massachusetts RMV

BOSTON — Tens of thousands of paper notices detailing traffic infractions that Massachusetts drivers compiled in other states have been sitting untouched in 53 bins at a state facility in Quincy, a preliminary review by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has found.

Among them: a May 11 report of a drunken-driving violation in Connecticut accumulated by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, a truck driver from West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Connecticut notified the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles about Zhukovskyy's incident both electronically and through a mailed notice that would have got into one of the bins, the report released Monday says. Under state law, Zhukovskyy's commercial driver's license should have been immediately terminated and his right to drive a passenger vehicle suspended. 

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8 arrested after Kanawha County motorcycle club robbed

ST ALBANS, W.Va. (WOWK) – Multiple arrests have been made following an armed robbery involving three West Virginian motorcycle clubs.

Last night, June 29th, 2019 the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Apache Motorcycle Club near St Albans.

Once on scene, they discovered members of that club had been robbed by members of two other motorcycle clubs – the Pagans and Demons.

The investigation led to several arrests:

The following people were arrested for armed robbery:

  • James Grim, 37 of Poca, WV
  • Rhonda Brisendine, 47 of Elkview, WV
  • Roger Lee Prater, II, 33 of Delbarton, WV
  • Gary Steven McDaniles, 34 or Stollings, WV

The following people were arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery:

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Jury unable to decide in trial of man accused of killing Pomona SWAT officer

The trial of a San Gabriel man accused in the 2014 fatal shooting of a Pomona SWAT officer ended in a hung jury on Friday, June 28.

After deliberating for nearly a week, jurors acquitted 41-year-old David Martinez of first degree murder but deadlocked on second degree murder with three voting guilty and nine voting not guilty.

Police Officer Shaun Diamond, 45, was shot on Oct. 28, 2014 while he helped serve a search warrant in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue in San Gabriel. He died the next day from his injuries.

Martinez testified at trial that he fired a “warning shot” at what he thought were fellow Mongols members trying to break into his family’s home.

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Mongols’ probation means headquarters of motorcycle club is subject to search, not riders on the street, judge says

Federal judge clarifies conditions of probation for outlaw motorcycle club

A federal judge on Friday, June 28, made clear that his decision to place the notorious Mongols motorcycle club on probation means the headquarters for the outlaw organizations mothership chapter is fair game for random search by probation officers, not individual bikers themselves.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter in May ordered the Mongols’ organization to pay a $500,000 fine, and to serve five years on supervised probation, after a Santa Ana jury found that the Southern California-based club itself — rather than specific members — was guilty of racketeering.

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Body cam video shows Texas arrest of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, charged with killing 7 motorcyclists in N.H. crash

(video) --- The Baytown, Texas police department has released body cam footage of the Feb. 11 arrest of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the West Springfield man charged with killing 7 motorcyclists in a New Hampshire crash last week.

Police were called to the Denny’s restaurant for a report of a disorderly customer and found Zhukovskyy.

“I’m sorry guys. I’m just, like, tired. I need to go to sleep,” he says to the officers in the footage.

He then tells the officers he is a truck driver. The officers question him about whether he was on any drugs, with one saying that Zhukovskyy’s pupils are dilated and asking if he had smoked meth.

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