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Attorney to file petition to get items returned to 6 arrested during Twin Peaks shooting

Posted at 9:02 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 22:04:07-04

WACO, TX — A criminal defense attorney will file a petition in the McLennan County District Court to return properties from six who were arrested at the Twin Peaks shooting in Waco.

On May 17, 2015, 177 people were originally arrested following a shooting at Twin Peaks. Nine people died and 23 were hospitalized.

The properties of the people arrested are still in the hands of law enforcement. The State also believes some of the property may become relevant in an ongoing federal civil litigation.

Attorney Paul Looney is set to file a petition to get the items returned to six of the owners.

“It is necessary that this property be returned and is both cumbersome and excessively burdensome on the Courts for each of the nearly 200 arrestees to individually have to litigate for return of their belongings,” said Looney’s partner, Clay S. Conrad. “It should never be the case that the State simply gets to retain what they seized absent a burden on the lawful owner to file an action for conversion.”

The petition is set to be filed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.