Former San Antonio Detective Among Bikers Arrested Following Deadly Weekend Brawl

He's currently being held on $1 million bail.

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Authorities in Texas say one of the nearly 200 bikers arrested following last weekend's deadly confrontation is a retired cop. The incident left nine people dead and 18 injured.

According to the San Antonio News Express, retired San Antonio Police Department detective Martin Lewis was one of the many bikers taken into custody on Monday. Lewis, 62, retired from the police force in 2004, and the Express claims that he's associated with the Bandidos Motorcycle Club—one of the gangs reportedly responsible for the bulk of Sunday's carnage

Pictures posted to Lewis' Facebook identify him as a one-time member of the Patrons Motorcycle Club, however, other images show him wearing different red and gold club patches identifying him as a supporter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, and that show he is based in San Antonio.

The Express notes that photos show Lewis posing with "high-ranking" Bandidos members; federal authorities consider the Bandidos to be a band of outlaws. Lewis has been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and is being detained on $1 million bail. 

In addition, a spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department acknowledged its awareness of Lewis' arrest. The department offered no other comment on the matter. 

[via San Antonio Express]

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