Many Waco Detainees Lack Convictions in Texas

Records searched by The Associated Press show more than 115 of the 170 people arrested in the aftermath of a motorcycle gang shootout outside a Central Texas restaurant have not been convicted of a crime in Texas.

Waco police have said that all those arrested after the shooting belonged to criminal motorcycle gangs.

Most of them were being held on $1 million bonds Thursday, charged with engaging in criminal enterprise.

Nine people were killed in Sunday's shootout.

Although dozens of those arrested do have criminal records, 117 did not have any convictions listed under their names and birthdates in a database maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The database also shows five of the people killed had convictions in Texas.

DPS acknowledges its data may contain some errors and omissions.

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