Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid
By JUAN A. LOZANO
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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