DA: 69 convicted on possible false evidence by ex-Texas cop

10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 February 26, 2020 11:19 AM February 26, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

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HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they believe 69 additional individuals might have been convicted on what they allege to be false evidence from an ex-Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a 2019 deadly drug raid.  The announcement on Wednesday by authorities comes after judges earlier this month declared innocent two brothers who had been convicted based on testimony from ex-Houston officer Gerald Goines.  His work has come under scrutiny following the January 2019 drug raid. Goines’ attorney says the announcement by Ogg’s office was a way to “poison” potential jurors in Goines’ case and for Ogg to promote herself ahead of a hotly contested Democratic primary on Tuesday.

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