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91 More Drug Cases Tied to Ex-Texas Cop to Be Dismissed

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Prosecutors announced they expect to dismiss possibly 91 more drug convictions tied to an indicted ex-Houston Texas police officer.

A look back at botched Harding Street raid…

The Harris County DA’s Office had announced in February it would dismiss 73 cases connected to the former officer, Gerald Goines, whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid.

Goines’ work with the Houston Police Department’s narcotics unit has come under scrutiny following the January 2019 drug raid in which Dennis Tuttle, 59, and his wife, Rhogena Nicholas, 58, were killed.

Prosecutors allege Goines, 55, lied to obtain the warrant to search the couple’s home by claiming that a confidential informant had bought heroin there. Goines later said there was no informant and that he had bought the drugs himself, they allege. Five officers, including Goines, were injured in the raid.

In the 73 cases announced in February, Goines was the only witness to alleged drug buys.

In the 91 cases announced Thursday, Goines wrote affidavits that were used to secure search warrants in drug cases.

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All of the individuals in the 164 cases being dismissed are minorities and the majority are African American, prosecutors said.

 “We will continue to work to clear people convicted solely on the word of a police officer who we can no longer trust,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. “We are committed to making sure the criminal justice is fair and just for everyone.”

Nicole DeBorde, Goines’ attorney, accused Ogg of using the ex-officer’s case for political gain. Ogg is up for re-election in November.

HARRIS COUNTY D.A. KIM OGG DIDN’T DELIVER ON HER PROMISE OF REFORM. NOW ANOTHER ONE OF HER FORMER PROSECUTORS IS RUNNING AGAINST HER.

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