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Sunday, February 17, 2019

In a bombshell development, the undercover cop who led a drug raid that ended with a deadly shootout last month is now the target of a criminal investigation. The narcotics officer lied in the search warrant affidavit about a drug buy that never happened, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed Friday. "That's totally unacceptable. I've told my police department that if you lie, you die," Acevedo said. "When you lie on an affidavit, that's not sloppy police work, that's a crime."


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Houston Chronicle Editorial "Cops Lied, People Died: Dennis Tuttle, a 59-year-old Navy veteran, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, were shot dead, along with their dog, by Houston Police Department officers in a chaotic, violent no-knock raid that never should have happened.


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Turns out, there never was a drug buy at the house or an informant who saw a large amount of heroin and weapons.

When detectives with HPD's Special Investigations Unit interviewed the veteran case agent at the hospital, they asked for the name of his informant.

The officer wasn't able to talk, but he wrote down the name of an informant he said bought the heroin. Investigators then interviewed that informant, who told them he wasn't involved in a drug buy on Harding Street. He also said the case agent sometimes paid him for work he didn't do, according to the affidavit.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 08:54 AM | Reply

De-criminalize heroin.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-16 08:58 AM | Reply

Guillotine the rentier class and their hired guns.

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 08:59 AM | Reply

The cop worshippers and racists would love nothing more but to say the people who were executed had it coming.

Unfortunately for them the people who executed by the cops were white.

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-02-16 09:28 AM | Reply

Those cops involved in this and the cover up deserve to sit in "old Sparky" until they are no longer breathing. They commited cold blooded murder.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-16 06:43 PM | Reply

Oh and "Welcome to Trump's Amerikkka!"

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-16 06:43 PM | Reply

This is crazy

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-16 09:06 PM | Reply

This has been going on in this country for a long time. About twenty years ago 60 minutes did a report on no knock search warrants which included targeting an 80 year old farming couple and an innocent attorney who ended up in a wheelchair when he shot back at the home invaders. Those and several other cases were all traced back to lying informants looking for some cash.

The US war on drugs is an abysmal failure and should be restructured quickly. Unfortunately, Trump is the leas likely President to ever undertake such a task. More Americans and less important foreigners will have to die first.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-02-17 10:07 AM | Reply

De-criminalize heroin.

#2 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2019-02-16 08:58 AM | REPLY | FLAG:GOOD IDEA

100 years ago a person could go to the drug store and buy opiates. Hell... you could get OTC codeine in cough syrup until the 60's... airlines were passing out bennies for flight lag.

All the prohibition made El Chapo one of the richest men in to world.

Junkies are junkies... I believe its hard wired into their systems...best to ride the "horse" in the direction is galloping.

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-17 10:12 AM | Reply

"We have 5,200 officers and I would ask that no one paint our department with a broad brush ... because of the actions of an individual or individuals."

This is a fair statement, as long as the department tries to hold those individuals responsible for their actions. The police department should be the entity that has the MOST incentive to ensure that its officers are acting appropriately. Because those officers and their actions represent the department.

But too many police departments try to hide and cover up these misdeeds and abuses of power. In that case, the department becomes complicit in the actions of those individuals, and it is completely fair to paint the whole department with a "broad brush".

You hold yourself and your officers to a high standard, and the public will see it. If you don't, the public will see it as well. And they will judge you accordingly.

#10 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-02-17 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

GBS. Well said and totally true.

#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-02-17 12:34 PM | Reply

MBOAZGA...MAGAMAZED...PISGOD. tell us all about the black gay kid who lied. tell us how that's more important than this. especially you BOAZ...you've made it your duty to educate the DR on the dangers of jussie smollett. you all and trump deserve each other

#12 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-02-17 02:47 PM | Reply

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