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Harley Liberty 1/4/2019

Public should be outraged: Waco PD Possibly Caught in a Lie – The Truth behind Twin Peaks Shootout is coming to a head.

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer F. Clinton Broden of the Dallas based criminal defense firm Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP obtained a copy of the search warrants issued on July 12, 2015 to search the mobile phones of the Waco bikers, including the mobile phone of his client (Matthew Clendennen), which were seized during their arrests on May 17, 2015.  The Waco police department’s affidavits requesting these search warrants, like the criminal complaints used to arrest the 177 bikers in this case, were simply “fill in the name” documents without any individual probable cause.

Broden noted that the search warrant affidavits, signed under penalty of perjury by Waco Police Detective Sam Key at 11:06 a.m. on June 12, 2015, contain an admission that police bullets did, in fact, strike “multiple” motorcycle club members.  This is despite the fact that Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, in a press conference held two hours later on the same day, told reporters that it was “undetermined” whether police fire struck any bikers and that the issue “was still under investigation.”   Broden also pointed out that the Key swore that police “were fired upon by Bandidos and/or Cossacks” but at Stroman’s press conference Stroman specifically stated that he “could not say” and “w[ould] not say” that Bandidos and/or Cossacks “fired upon the officers.”

Broden explained that he had asked police for the return of his client’s mobile phone during a phone conversation with a Waco police detective on May 28, 2015 but was told that, at the time, the phone was being searched pursuant to a search warrant.  Nevertheless, he has now learned that the warrant for Mr. Clendennen’s mobile phone was not obtained until June 12, 2015.  “I was lied to by the Waco police,” said Broden.  Broden did say, however, that Mr. Clendennen willingly provided police with the password to access his mobile phone once he learned of the search warrant yesterday.