Art Acevedo: Officer Lied In Affidavit Before Deadly Houston Raid

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks, 1 day ago

News from Texas:

A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city’s police chief said Friday.

In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home, officers with the Houston Police Department’s narcotics unit had alleged that a confidential informant had bought heroin at the house the day before the Jan. 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home.

But according to an affidavit filed as part of the ongoing investigation into the raid and made public Friday, the informant told investigators he or she had not bought any drugs at the home and had not been involved in any work leading up to the raid.

The heroin allegedly bought at the home had been obtained elsewhere, according to the affidavit.

The informant had allegedly been working with the lead investigator in the case, who was identified in the affidavit as Officer Gerald Goines. He prepared the search warrant and has been with the police department for more than 30 years, according to investigators.

Goines was one of the four officers who were shot in the gunfight that killed 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas, who both lived in the home. A fifth officer injured his knee during the shooting.

Investigators also spoke with several other informants who had previously worked with Goines and all said they had not bought drugs at the home, according to the affidavit.

Well, don’t you feel stupid now, Art?  After we all told you the whole sordid affair was your own damn fault and that you were responsible for the deaths incurred?  Don’t you feel stupid that you turned this into a chance to be a political shill for gun control again?

And as for Goines, don’t you feel sorry and ashamed that your actions led to the death of others?

No, you don’t feel stupid, Art.  Because that’s just the kind of person you are.  And no, you don’t feel ashamed, Goines, because you have no scruples.

The Houston PD and Art Acevedo deserve each other.  What a sorry lot.


Comments

  1. On February 17, 2019 at 11:52 pm, George said:

    Wow. Two innocents dead because Officer Goines wanted to get a stat. In a just system this should bring life without parole. But we will see how that works out.

  2. On February 18, 2019 at 7:33 am, Mark Matis said:

    I have no doubt that justice will be done to those involved herein. Don’t you agree?

  3. On February 18, 2019 at 8:36 am, Heywood said:

    Is there anyone within reach of this blog that is even remotely suprised by this revelation?

  4. On February 18, 2019 at 10:10 am, Bram said:

    The only thing that would surprise me in this would be felony murder charges against Goines.

  5. On February 18, 2019 at 11:04 am, revjen45 said:

    Is the threat to get whoever criticizes the Houston Orpos still in effect?

  6. On February 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm, Gryphon said:

    More Evidence that the po-Lice are no better than the Criminals they ‘protect’ from the Citizens. Liars with No Morals or Scruples and part of a Corrupt System that places them above the “Law”.

  7. On February 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm, Mike said:

    More allegations of barbarity from the Houston PD:

    “I posted a link to a video by News Now Houston (NNH), he is a youtuber who does copwatch/1st amendment audit videos. In the video he shows a map of the house and allegedly how the shootout went down.

    In the video the biggest new allegations were that the husband, Tuttle, was alive and left to bleed out for 2 hours before anyone went back in. NNH claims that a neighbor heard Tuttle crying out for over two hours. The neighbor additionally claims that prior to SWAT entering the home (after the 2 hours presumably), Tuttle who was downed in the initial shootout was given an anchor shot through a window.”

  8. On February 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm, Papa said:

    Mike,
    Do you have the li k source for the mentioned video and info?
    I went to News Now Houston Youtube site, still looking.
    Thanks!

  9. On February 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm, Papa said:

    House footage Pt 1.
    Lies unfold.
    https://youtu.be/gpKyaM9Ao_E

  10. On February 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm, Papa said:

    Wow! What the…?
    House footage Pt 2.
    The lies unfold.
    https://youtu.be/wR0DsdlsaFg

  11. On February 20, 2019 at 8:14 pm, Longbow said:

    Whatcha wanna bet the murderous thugs get away with it AGAIN?

    Remember boys and girls, these thugs are PROUD of themselves. They believe they did the RIGHT THING. They teach and train each other in how to do this and get away with it. Their union thug boss called the innocent couple, whom they murdered, dirtbags. They will ALWAYS circle the wagons and protect each other. The FIRST thing that Chief Acevedo did was call for the disarmament of Peaceful Houston residents.

  12. On February 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm, Longbow said:

    Now THIS is interesting.

    http://justinpulliam.com/Documents/2019/HPDCellPhoneWarrant.pdf

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