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  • Former HPD officer charged with murder in botched raid at Harding Street house

    08/23/2019 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith and Keri Blakinger
    ...Ogg said that as investigators probed the case, they determined that Goines first lied about using a confidential informant to buy heroin; then claimed to have bought the drugs himself; then lied about who identified the drugs; and finally admitted that he couldn’t determine whether Tuttle was the same person from whom he allegedly purchased the drugs....
  • Former HPD officer Gerald Goines charged with murder in botched Harding Street raid

    08/23/2019 12:51:06 PM PDT · by abb · 52 replies
    KPRC - TV2 Houston, TX ^ | August 23, 2019 | Aaron Barker
    Former HPD officer Gerald Goines charged with murder in botched Harding Street raid Second former officer faces tampering charge By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor Posted: 12:50 PM, August 23, 2019 Updated: 2:20 PM, August 23, 2019 HOUSTON - Charges have been filed against two former officers in connection with the deadly botched raid at a home on Harding Street earlier this year. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said former Houston police Sgt. Gerald Goines has been charged with two counts of murder in connection with the Jan. 28 raid during which Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, who...
  • New Evidence in Houston No Knock Raid where Couple were Killed

    08/02/2019 4:29:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- There have been startling developments in the investigation of the disastrous no-knock raid in Houston on 28 January 2019. A middle-aged couple was killed and four police wounded. In the light of contradictory police stories, the family of the couple who died hired an independent forensics firm to document the evidence at the home at 7815 Harding Street. The independent investigation took place after forensic data collection done by the local government authorities. The independent investigators invited the Texas Rangers and the Harris County Institute for Forensic Science to attend the investigation. Both declined the invitation. The...
  • Ogg adds 10 to staff investigating botched Harding Street raid (Houston, TX)

    07/31/2019 11:14:26 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies
    KPRC - TV2 ^ | July 31, 2019 | Aaron Barker
    Ogg adds 10 to staff investigating botched Harding Street raid By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor Posted: 10:56 AM, July 31, 2019 Updated: 10:56 AM, July 31, 2019 KPRC HOUSTON - Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg is adding 10 people to her staff investigating the deadly botched Harding Street raid. Ogg made the announcement Wednesday after a 5-0 vote by the Harris County Commissioners Court that approved funding for the additional staff in the DA’s Civil Rights Division. The seven prosecutors and three investigators, which Ogg said in June would cost about $2 million, will more than double...
  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/21/2019 7:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/18/2019 | Steve Holland
    Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who paid $514,000 for it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the United States. “I...
  • Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home'...

    02/16/2019 7:23:20 AM PST · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 200 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-15-2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home' sparking a shootout which left a couple dead and five officers wounded The Houston officer who led a deadly raid in which a couple were killed and five cops were injured lied to get a search warrant, according to the city's police chief. Lead investigator Gerald Goines alleged an informant bought heroin at the house of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the day before the January 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home. But according to an affidavit filed as part...
  • Update: Police Death during No-Knock Raid, Suspect Fired as Door was Broken

    02/13/2019 4:43:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 128 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Some facts are now available about the Milwaukee Police raid that resulted in the death of Police Officer Rittner. The raid occured on February 6th, about 9:12 a.m., on the 2900 block of South 12th Street.  Several officers were wearing body cameras. The raid made use of a no-knock warrant. The suspect, Jordan Fricke, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide (940.01(1)(a), first degree recklessly endangering safety (941.30(1) , and maintaining a drug trafficking place 961.42(1).Jordan Fricke did not have any past criminal record. He had some past traffic violations, the last of which was in 2014. According to...
  • No-Knock Houston Raid Inventory Raises Questions after 2 Killed, 4 Wounded

    02/14/2019 6:45:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 86 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Houston Police Department has released the inventory of items seized during the execution of the no-knock raid where 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and his wife, 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas were shot and killed. The raid occurred on January 28, 2019.The married couple of 20 years died in a gun battle with police where four officers were wounded, and one was injured while taking cover. The couple had no criminal records. They had occupied the house for 20 years. Rhogena was as a supporter of President Trump. Dennis was a Navy veteran.The gun battle started when the police broke down their...
  • Deadly raid leads to change on no-knock warrants

    02/19/2019 4:41:57 PM PST · by bgill · 67 replies
    abc13 ^ | Feb. 19, 2019 | Miya Shay
    The deaths of Dennis and Rhogena Tuttle as part of a disastrous no-knock warrant has brought on one major policy shift at the Houston Police Department. "I'm 99.9 percent sure I'm not going to be using it," Chief Art Acevedo said. "If there's a specific case, it would have to come through my office." The chief made the announcement during a loud community town hall Monday night, pointing out the reasoning behind no-knock raids, to prevent suspects from flushing drugs down the toilet, just doesn't make sense. "If the amount of dope somebody has is so little, someone is going...
  • Houston Cop Lied for Warrant, Married Couple Killed, 4 Police Wounded

    02/20/2019 4:58:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The lead investigator and long term Houston Police Department undercover narcotics Officer Gerald Goines lied to obtain a no-knock warrant. The no-knock warrant lead to the death of a middle-aged couple, their dog, and the wounding of four officers, at 7815 Harding Street on 28 January 2019. From abc13.com: The search warrant clearly shows the initial information used to obtain the no-knock search warrant involved a number of lies.In the original warrant obtained on Jan. 28, the lead case agent, Officer Gerald Goines, wrote that a confidential informant bought heroin at the house the day before the drug raid....
  • Channel 2 Investigates: Major questions raised about raid-turned-shootout after warrant reviewed

    02/15/2019 9:08:12 AM PST · by Jaded · 40 replies
    NBC Houston/ KPRC ^ | 2/15/19 | Mario Diaz
    HOUSTON - The story from Houston Police Department narcotics officers surrounding a drug raid-turned-shootout that left five officers injured and two people dead doesn’t add up, according to a warrant reviewed by Channel 2 Investigates on Friday. The warrant was requested by an HPD sergeant with the Special Investigations Unit, regarding the controversial raid at 7815 Harding St. on Jan. 28. In the legal documents obtained by Channel 2 Investigates, a sergeant stated that he along with his partner were unable to track down any confidential informants involved in a drug buy at the home of 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and...
  • Did the Couple Killed by Houston Narcs Know Who the Armed Intruders Were?

    02/01/2019 4:17:10 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 72 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 1, 2019 | Jacob Sullum
    (Police Chief Art) Acevedo had no explanation for why police did not find the drug that was the justification for the search, even though the house supposedly was under surveillance by narcotics officers between the controlled buy and the raid. Despite his repeated promises of "transparency" and "accountability," Acevedo was also hazy on the crucial point of whether Tuttle knew that the armed men breaking into his house, whose first action after entering was to kill his dog with a shotgun, were police officers. Narcotics officers executing search warrants "don't show up in uniform," Acevedo said, "but they do show...
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 357 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Houston officer hurt in shooting wrote in note: 'I had to go in, I knew my guys were down'

    01/29/2019 4:01:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Among the five Houston police officers injured during a shooting on Monday was a 54-year-old supervisor, described as being “tough as nails.” The unidentified senior officer, a 32-year veteran of the force who “breached the door” while serving a search warrant at a home of suspected drug dealers, “made entry” because he knew “his partners were down,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday. The officer was shot after jumping into the action and it marked “the third time in his career he’s been shot,” Acevedo said. He was previously shot in 1992 and 1997, he added. Acevedo explained that...
  • 4 Houston police officers shot, 1 injured and 2 suspects killed during narcotics search warrant

    01/29/2019 10:07:53 AM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    abc13 ^ | Jan. 28, 2019 | staff
    Houston police have identified the two suspects accused of firing at officers as they served a narcotics warrant at a home in southeast Houston on Monday. Rhogena Nicholas, 58, and Dennis Tuttle, 59, were killed during the shootout with police at the house at 7800 Harding. Four officers were shot and another suffered a knee injury. HPD Police Chief Art Acevedo released more information at a press conference Tuesday morning about how the shooting unfolded. All of the officers involved are undercover narcotics officers. Their names will not be released. Acevedo said the first officer that went through the door...
  • 'Dirtbags' on notice after police officers shot in Houston

    01/29/2019 8:01:20 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    ABC News (Houston KTRK) ^ | 01/29/2019 | staff
    The president of the Houston Police Officers' Union isn't mincing words after four officers were shot and one was injured while serving a narcotics warrant on the city's southeast side. During a press conference early Monday evening outside Memorial Hermann Hospital, Joe Gamaldi put anyone caught stirring anti-law enforcement rhetoric in the community on notice. "We are sick and tired of having targets on our back," Gamaldi said. "We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we're trying to do is protect this community and protect our families."
  • Houston Police Department responding to report of several officers shot

    01/28/2019 4:02:13 PM PST · by topher · 39 replies
    The incident occurred at about 5 p.m., according to police, in the Pecan Park neighborhood, near Harding St. and Fennell. Details about the incident have not been announced, two law enforcement sources said five officers had been shot. Their conditions are not known at this time. According another law enforcement source, one of the wounded officers was shot in the face.
  • Five officers shot in Houston

    01/28/2019 3:38:48 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 77 replies
    Fox news just said 5 police shot by suspect..Houston texas..Police taken to hospital
  • Houston police officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty

    02/08/2019 6:00:19 AM PST · by Max_850 · 50 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 7 Feb 2019 | By Keri Blakinger, St. John Barned-Smith, Samantha Ketterer, and Jay R. Jordan
    A Houston police officer has been relieved of duty in light of "ongoing questions" stemming from a botched drug raid that left a couple dead and five officers wounded, police said Thursday. It's not clear what role the officer played in the Jan. 28 bust at 7815 Harding, but law enforcement sources said his suspension comes amid a probe into questions over whether the sworn affidavit used to justify the no-knock warrant may have contained false information.
  • Drug Dealer Ambush or Defense Against Home Invasion?

    02/02/2019 7:22:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 346 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The recent killing of a couple in Houston, Texas, and the wounding of four police officers, has been claimed to be an ambush of police by drug dealers. Later accounts by officers at the scene show that police broke into the house, and fired first, killing the couple's dog.The husband then fired back, wounding the officer who killed their dog. Officers then shot the unarmed 58-year-old wife. They claim she was attempting to get the shotgun from the wounded officer. From cnn.com: When Monday afternoon's raid was over, two suspects were dead and five officers were injured, four of...