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Most suspects in Twin Peaks biker gang shooting can now remove ankle monitors

Of the 177 bikers who have previously been held in prison in connection with the May 17, 2015 shootout with police officers at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, no one has been spending time in jail and 135 of them have been outfitted with GPS ankle monitors.

Five months after the infamous shootout, all suspects, save 22 of those 135, can now remove their ankle monitors after agreements between their legal counsels and state prosecutors resulted in an amendment in the conditions of their bonds.

Ronnie Marroquin, office manager for Recovery Healthcare in Waco, said none of the motorcyclists committed serious offenses that led to their removal in the GPS program, although some committed what were considered as technical violations, such as being several minutes late on their curfews; however, they had legitimate reasons for being late and so they were allowed to continue with the GPS program and stay out of jail.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals mandates warrant to test blood

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled November 26 that taking without permission or warrant the blood of a person suspected of intoxication is unconstitutional and violates that person’s right to the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unwarranted searches and seizures, the Austin-American Statesman reported.

The decision came after the state appealed an earlier decision by a Texas trial court that ordered the suppression of a blood sample obtained from David Villareal when he was charged with a DWI and taken into police custody in Nueces County in 2013. Villareal was stopped for a traffic violation, but the police officer who asked him to pull over suspected he was intoxicated, performed sobriety tests on him, and drew his blood without Villareal’s consent.

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