Police Claim Twin Peaks Wouldn't Help with Security
The restaurant chain refutes claims that it wouldn’t help police increase security in the aftermath of a biker gang shooting
Nine people were killed while at least 18 others were injured in a massive biker-gang related brawl outside of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, TX. Now police are saying they tried to thwart the danger by boosting security inside the restaurant, only to have local managers refuse to cooperate.
“What occurred here today is the worst-case scenario when a business owner puts profit over human lives,” said Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. “It’s sad. This could have all been avoided.”
Police also asked the independently-owned franchise to refuse service to the gangs, and now the managers of the restaurant are disputing the claims they did not cooperate.
“If what we’re learning and what the police have said turns out to be true, that would clearly not uphold the standards of safety and security we operate under, and we would not allow a partner to be running a restaurant under our name,” said spokesman Rick Van Warner.
Police said they had increased their plea for help in securing the restaurant over the last week as tensions mounted, and with no response there weren’t legally able to sufficiently secure the private property.
“By a little cooperation with local law enforcement, it never would’ve happened,” Swanton said.