Texas biker files lawsuit against city of Waco, police following shootout

06/05/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

Waco, Texas – A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Waco and other officials by a man who was one of 177 people arrested in connection with a fatal shootout that occurred last month. Matt Clendennen, 30, who is facing charges of engaging in organized crime, says he was not involved in the biker brawl and his arrest was the result of an overreaction on the part of police, CNN reports.

 “I committed no crime. I did nothing wrong… I just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time” Clendennen told CNN.

Clendennen is being represented by F. Clinton Broden of the Dallas based aw firm Broden, Mickelsen, Helms and Snipes in his civil suit. According to the lawsuit, Clendennen, who is a member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club, was at the Twin Peaks restaurant, but did not engage in any criminal activity on the date of the incident.

The landscaping business owner says that he lost income while in jail and continues to face financial consequences as a result further stating, “I'm one of the first to get out. There are still well over 150 there. How long will they be there? How many can't post these outrageous bonds and provide for their families? I had to post $100,000 bond to get out.”

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