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I know we have a thread about this Houston No Knock drug raid that killed a husband and wife, but I can't find it.

Houston No-Knock Raid where 2 Killed, 4 Police Wounded, Results in 4 Retirements
Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/03/ho...unded-results-in-4-retirements/#ixzz5jYnkPvh1

"Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- There are continued repercussions from the no-knock raid that resulted in the death of a middle-aged couple in Houston, and the wounding of four police officers in the gunfight the raid engendered. The strike happened on January 28, 2019. Four officers have retired as of 22 March 2019.

Dennis Tuttle was a Navy veteran. His wife, Rhogena Nicholas, was a supporter of President Trump. They had no criminal records. They were married for 20 years and lived in their modest home in Houston for the same 20 years.

The police broke down their door and shot their dog. That seems to have started the gun battle. Dennis is said to have shot back, wounding the officer that shot his dog. The police claimed he was shooting a .357 magnum revolver, but no revolver was found at the scene. It seems more likely he was shooting one of the two semi-auto hunting shotguns recovered at his home.

Police claim Rhogena attempted to take a shotgun from a wounded officer. She was shot and killed. It is not clear if she ever touched the officer's shotgun."
 

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I know we have a thread about this Houston No Knock drug raid that killed a husband and wife, but I can't find it.
I looked for it about a month ago to post something but never found either. I don't think this incident was ever posted here.
 

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As the investigation has continued, it was discovered the evidence used to justify the raid, had been falsified.
I find it reprehensible that cops can be found to be dirty but they get to keep their taxpayer funded pensions because they retire instead of being fired for malfeasance.
 
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I find it reprehensible that cops can be found to be dirty but they get to keep their taxpayer funded pensions because they retire instead of being fired for malfeasance.
They should be in prison.
 

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"As drugs were lied about (and small quantities were found in the lying officer's vehicle), can we trust the drugs found at the house, in two small baggies, were not planted by an officer, to cover the botched raid?"
 

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How is this not a surprise to me.

Seems the idea-- I don't believe the (Washington) Post is starting to head toward-- I don't believe the Cops.

They save the most thought provoking sentence for the last one in the article.

Nemo

the last paragraph of the article cited directly above

"How many people have been convicted over the years as a result of sloppy investigations which failed to collect evidence that was there that would have exonerated the suspect?" he asked. "If they do it in this kind of a homicide case, what do they do in other kinds of investigations?"
 

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Good article, at Ammoland linked above. I just found another article they did a few days ago from the Washington Post documenting the corruption and fabricated evidence by the lead drug detective on this case one of the two who recently retired.

The DA's office is reviewing thousands of cases that he was involved in, both to potentially exonerate innocent people that he framed and also to gather more evidence to prosecute this dirty cop.

There is a civil lawsuit pending in the FBI has opened a civil rights violation investigation, which is strange considering that Washington DC has historically never been interested in the rights of white people killed by police. But apparently they've discovered that federal law protects rights beyond just "racial" discrimination.
 

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Notice that in Houston, 99% of drug search warrants allege the suspects have guns, and thus a "no knock" entry is authorized. Magistrate judges always issue those warrants. But for the lead now-disgraced drug detective from this case, NONE of the last 100+ raids he made based no-knock warrants and allegations of gun ownership involved an armed suspect or any guns found in any house that had drugs found in it too.
 

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Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/ne...-raid-where-couple-were-killed/#ixzz5vG21QdtW
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Goines swore in search warrant affidavits that "knocking and announcing would be dangerous, futile," because he claimed a confidential informant had seen a gun inside. Those claims led judges to grant no-knock warrants, which accounted for 96 percent of all the search warrants he filed in the last seven years, a KHOU 11 Investigation has found.

But in every one of the more than 100 drug cases based off those warrants, there's no record of Goines ever seizing a gun after executing a no-knock search warrant.
Yet they keep signing the no knocks. Perhaps this is the fault of judges. Everybody wants to point at the police, but judges play an important part of the judicial system and are the overseer and doorkeeper for warrants. Their role is not simply to rubber stamp whatever an officer puts in front of them, over and over, no matter how incredible it all turns out to be or how wrong the officer turns out to be (100% of the time, in this case).

How could the local judges not pay attention to this?
 

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Ouch.

Ogg said Goines is accused of lying in the affidavit used to obtain a no-knock warrant that was executed at the home and led to the deadly shooting.
 

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The lying tongue can kill. That liar should never see the outside of a prison again.
 

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And they are reviewing 14,000 cases involving these guys. A couple dozen surfaced immediately that need attention.
 

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Wearing scowls and shackles, two former Houston police officers at the center of a fatal drug raid appeared in federal court Wednesday, hours after they were arrested by the FBI.

One will spend the next two nights at a federal detention facility. His former partner will await trial at home, after being released on bond. In addition, a woman accused of making false 911 calls that led police to the Harding Street home in late January was detained pending a hearing.
 
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