May 11th, 2016

CNN Special Report: “Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout”

CNN Special Report airs Monday, May 16 at 9pm ET


On May 17, 2015, a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas was the site of one of the deadliest brawls in American outlaw biker history. The shootout between the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs left nine men dead and several dozen wounded. Investigators confiscated 480 weapons and arrested 177 bikers.

A year after the deadly battle, the CNN Special Report Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout investigates exactly what happened through graphic surveillance video, dramatic dash cam footage, crime scene photos and investigative documents – much of it obtained exclusively by CNN.

In the hour-long special, CNN’s Ed Lavandera gains exclusive access to major figures of the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs – including Jeff Pike, President of the Bandidos, who is currently under federal indictment, and key members of both the Cossacks and Bandidos involved in the shootout.

The CNN Special Report Biker Brawl: Inside the Texas Shootout airs Monday, May 16 at 9pm ET.

The CNN Special Report was executive produced by Jennifer Hyde, the Director of the CNN Documentary Unit, produced by Senior Producer Elise Zeiger, Supervising Producer in Dallas Jason Morris and Associate Producer Chris Perry. Michael Bass is the Executive Vice President of Programming.

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