Iron Pigs and the challenge to the off duty carry law: more about what really happened


Part two of a two-part series

As detailed in Part one, four peace officers from Washington State and a firefighter from Colorado—all members of the police motorcycle club the Iron Pigs—were involved in a controversial altercation at a roadhouse with members of the Hells Angels during the annual bike rally last August in Sturgis, S.D. One of the IP’s, Seattle Det. Ronald Smith, as he was being choked and beaten, shot and seriously wounded one of the HAs.

The outlaw biker he shot was indicted for aggravated assault. Much to their surprise, considering that they had not initiated the violent conflict, the officers and the fireman were indicted on criminal charges as well.

We continue with our exclusive behind-the-scenes report.

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