Bikers seek return of items seized in deadly Waco shootout

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WACO, Texas (AP) An attorney for six men arrested in a 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in a Waco restaurant parking lot that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured is seeking the return of items seized from the nearly 200 bikers who were detained.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that Houston attorney Paul Looney asked District Court Judge Vicki Menard Wednesday in a civil petition to assign a special master to supervise the return of the belongings and "make order out of all this chaos."

Looney says authorities seized items including wallets, cellphones and vehicles after the shootout at Twin Peaks - the deadliest biker shootout in U.S. history.

Law enforcement subsequently arrested 177 bikers and charged 155 of them with engaging in organized criminal activity. Prosecutors dropped all charges.