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Biker arrested after Waco biker shootout says policeman heading grand jury panel is conflict

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Matthew Clendennen wipes away tears in Hewitt, Texas., as he address the media about the Twin Peaks biker shootout and how its affected his life. Clendennen, who sued after he was one of 177 bikers arrested following the shootout, alleges in a court filing Wednesday, July 8, 2015, that it is a conflict of interest for a policeman to preside over the grand jury that may hear his case. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Matthew Clendennen wipes away tears in Hewitt, Texas., as he address the media about the Twin Peaks biker shootout and how its affected his life. Clendennen, who sued after he was one of 177 bikers arrested following the shootout, alleges in a court filing Wednesday, July 8, 2015, that it is a conflict of interest for a policeman to preside over the grand jury that may hear his case. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A biker has objected to a police detective presiding over a grand jury that may consider his case and others stemming from a shootout involving bikers and police in Waco, Texas.

Matthew Clendennen, who was among the 177 bikers arrested following the shootout in which nine people died, alleges in a court filing Wednesday that James Head's presence as foreman of the randomly-selected 12-person panel is a conflict of interest.

Clendennen's attorney, Clint Broden, says in the filing that Head was involved in executing search warrants and may have been present at the city's convention center where people were processed after the shooting.

McLennan County District Clerk Jon Gimble told The Associated Press that Head's name does not appear on any of the search warrants.