Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

11 months 3 days 11 hours ago Wednesday, November 20 2019 Nov 20, 2019 November 20, 2019 9:39 AM November 20, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

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HOUSTON (AP) - Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges for their roles in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured.

Federal authorities said Wednesday that the charges against Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant are the result of a civil rights investigation by the FBI.

The Jan. 28 raid came under scrutiny after police alleged Goines lied to obtain a search warrant. Fifty-eight-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle were killed in the raid.

Goines and Bryant face charges related to allegations that they provided false information.

A civilian accused of making fake 911 calls that led police to the home is also facing a charge.

Attorneys for Goines and Bryant have declined to comment, saying they haven’t seen the indictment.

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