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Officials announce Houston officer's case review, FBI probe

Officials announce Houston officer's case review, FBI probe
5 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, February 20 2019 Feb 20, 2019 February 20, 2019 6:47 PM February 20, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief says lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents.

Authorities also have announced that the FBI is opening an investigation to determine whether any civil rights were violated as a result of the raid and shooting.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Wednesday that the review will look at cases that involved Officer Gerald Goines spanning decades. Twenty-seven of those cases are active.

Goines has been suspended in the wake of the Jan. 28 raid in which a 59-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were killed. Four officers, including Goines, were shot as they tried to enter the home.

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