One of the men arrested following the violent behavior of hundreds of biker thugs, some participating in the shootout in Waco, Texas, that left nine dead and 18 injured, is a retired San Antonio police detective who served with the department for 30 years.
San Antonio police and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement confirmed that 62-year-old Martin Lewis worked for the department before retiring in 2004, according to ClickOnDetroit.
The ex-vice detective embraced the culture of an outlaw biker gang.
He posts images on Facebook of his ailing mother with her pooch in one post, then posts raunchy sex jokes in the next.
Click On Detroit reports:
Just over a decade ago, Lewis could have been the one putting folks in cuffs.
He was a detective and worked in the vice unit at the San Antonio Police Department for 32 years, retiring in February 2004, according to a police statement.
“As far as my office is aware, he was a vice detective. Our vice unit primarily investigates prostitution, gambling, and liquor violations. At this point, we don’t have info that he was ever assigned to infiltrate a gang,” San Antonio police spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar told CNN.
Police have not announced the gangs involved in the deadly violence, but it’s been widely reported that the Bandidos and Cossacks were the principal participants in the shootout. While the U.S. Justice Department casts the Bandidos as a criminal enterprise involved in drug production and trafficking, longtime member Jimmy Graves told CNN that isn’t the case.
“We are not a gang. We do not do gang things. We are not affiliated with gangs,” he said.
Older photos on Lewis’ Facebook page show him wearing the logos of Texas’ Los Patrons Motorcycle Club with a few Bandidos patches, such as the acronym S.Y.L.B., short for “support your local Bandidos.”
In 2014, Lewis’ life took a startling shift as he began wearing a button-up vest bearing only the trademark red-and-yellow patches of the Bandidos.
In his most recent images, they show him in another black vest with red trim and red-and-yellow patches, including one that says “Valerosos,” which is the Spanish plural for brave, and another that says, “FTW,” which can mean “forever two wheels” or “fuck the world.”
In internet slang though,the acronym means ‘for the win.’
Last October, in response to a woman sharing the news that her daughter had just had a baby, he congratulated her, saying, “That is a bless’n. I work with special need kids everyday and folk don’t know how lucky they are to have healthy children. ”
“These kids just warm your heart and makes me realize that I’m so lucky to have had all my kids and grands born healthy,” he added.
Lewis was among about 170 people arrested in Waco and charged with engaging in organized crime. Each person is being held on a $1 million bond.
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