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by WildBill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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baseballguy2001 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:18 pm
Just after Goines was charged, didn't Art say, the 911 call gave us (the police) the 'right' to be there? She's been charged by the Feds, not the state correct?
I don't recall him ever stating any specific 'right' to be there. Yes, she was charged by the Feds.
by WildBill
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Judge declares Houston man 'actually innocent' after reveal that ex-cop Gerald Goines lied
By St. John Barned-Smith Staff writer Feb. 3, 2020 Updated: Feb. 3, 2020 12:26 p.m

A district judge on Monday declared Otis Mallet innocent of the 2008 drug charges that led to his conviction,
after hearing arguments that the case was built on lies by former Houston police officer Gerald Goines.

Harris County prosecutors and defense attorneys for Mallet were in court Monday morning before Judge
Ramona Franklion, asking that Otis Mallet, who was convicted in 2011, be declared innocent.

In a 20-page joint filing, prosecutors and defense attorneys offered a dissection of an alleged drug buy
that led to Mallet’s arrest and conviction. The document alleges that Goines, who was working as an
undercover narcotics officer on the city’s south side, repeatedly lied about nearly every aspect of his
case against Mallet, calling Goines’ account “fraud.”
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 024931.php
by WildBill
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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More challenges filed on cases handled by ex-Houston officer Gerald Goines
St. John Barned-Smith Jan. 17, 2020 Updated: Jan. 17, 2020 4:39 p.m.
Several more people who were arrested and convicted based on search warrants, evidence and testimony by ex-HPD officer are filing appeals.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 984047.php
by WildBill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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anygunanywhere wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:28 pm
philip964 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:58 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... ajor-case/

Two former officers indicted by grand jury.

DA looking into 11 of the 17 officers in the squad.
Most excellent.
A copy of the original complaint is uploaded here:
by WildBill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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philip964 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:48 am
https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... years-ago/

Goines charged with perjury 12 years ago after a man spent two years in prison for cocaine possession. Man has always claimed his innocence and always said Goines lied.

No statute of limitations?
Good question. The short research I have done shows a three year limit for aggravated perjury.
I am sure the DA knows the law better than I do. The first priority should be dismissing all charges against Otis Malletut
and then have him declared actually innocent. I will be following this closely. I believe that Goines has been doing this for 25+ years.
by WildBill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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philip964 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:05 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... -happened/

Houston Grand Jury visits the home where raid took place.

HPD set up a tent and crime scene tape.
Looks like more indictments are on the way.
by WildBill
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Beiruty wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:19 am
Now he is justifying the make up of false affidavit on no man-power and since he claimed he did the purchase, no one can verify his claim. Cause the "seller" is dead. What kind of con man is he?
This is not new. Goines gave these statements to HPD investigators in early 2019 when he was in the hospital after getting shot during the raid.
Now that he has been charged with Federal crimes, the information is being released.
by WildBill
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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baseballguy2001 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:10 pm
"But for that call, the information provided, we wouldn't be standing here today," HPD Chief Art Acevedo told reporters. - Sounds like Art has changed his tune a bit. Had the police done an actual investigation, after the call, they would have found the homeowners were 'normal' citizens rather than drug dealers. Instead, the corrupt Narco Squad decided they were guilty before finding any info. Goines supervisors should be punished too, as in, tried along side him for murder. I read some of the previous warrants he created, they are all the same, just a few details changed. As if he created one, the copied and pasted it every time he made out another warrant. If Goines is found guilty in the State and Federal trials, we can only hope his sentences will run consecutively.
The information that was provided to get the search warrant was provided by law enforcement.

Maybe there is enough proof to disprove his numerous statements over the last ten months

[Acevdeo] "I stand by [saying] we had a reason to be in that house," he said.
"We had a reason to be in that house, and probable cause or suspicion to be in that house.
There's a reason we were there, and that will all come out in due time."

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/arti ... drug-raid/
https://reason.com/2019/11/20/federal-i ... to-finish/
by WildBill
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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I really wish the media would stop calling it a"botched raid."

botched
/bäCHt/

adjective
(of a task) carried out badly or carelessly.
"a botched attempt to steal a car"
by WildBill
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Beiruty wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:11 am
philip964 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:55 am
https://www.click2houston.com/news/2019 ... ia-garcia/

Who is Patricia Garcia. Apparently got angry when invited to the vigil for the victims by a neighbor. Lives directly across the street.
I have 50%+ doubt she was involved in the setup for murder. Here background is criminal and has drugs charged.I am pondering if she was in-relationship (not necessarily romantic) with one of the officers

It stinks to learn in the trial, the raid was setup as revenge or a hate based crime.
When we asked Tommy Arce if he thought Garcia was capable of that, his answer was yes.
He said he didn't know of any bad blood between Garcia and the Tuttles, but said no one suspected them of drug dealing.

His father told us Garcia thought Rhogena was interested in him romantically and she made the false 911 calls out of jealousy.
He told us she doesn't know the disgraced officers involved in the botched raid.
https://www.fox26houston.com/news/woman ... y-jealousy
by WildBill
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Beiruty wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:12 am
The 911 caller was arrested too. That is another part of the scandal
This is new information. The 911 caller, Patricia Garcia, a neighbor of the Tuttles, was arrested by the FBI.
Goines and Bryant were also arrested by the FBI for Civil Rights violations [4th Amendment] and Obstruction of Justice.
The three are set to appear in court [11/20/2019] at 2 p.m. If convicted, Goines could face up to life in prison, while Garcia
faces 5-years for presenting false information. Each obstruction of justice charge carries up to 20-years in prison.
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/arti ... drug-raid/
by WildBill
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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puma guy wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 am
philip964 wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:59 am
https://www.click2houston.com/news/inve ... able-cause

Goines did not fire the fatal shots that killed the two homeowners. Art doubles down. Going to trial. Not going to accept a plea.
To quote a famous guy, "He doth protest too much!"

The "tip" Goines got
from a fellow officer, who got the tip from her girlfriend
is key I believe and I hope that it's investigated to the fullest extent. including that officer's and the officer's girlfriend's motive for providing the "tip". I really hope all the truth comes out in this retaliatory raid on this couple that led, per the DA to their murders.
Here is some more recent information about the "tip" leading to the deadly Harding Street Raid. You need a subscription to read the Chronicle story. You can read the content in Pressreader, but can't cut and paste. There is still missing information about how this tip from an anonymous caller translated into probable cause for the search warrant and the subsequent raid.
A recently surfaced tip scrawled on a yellow legal pad that a southeast patrol officer passed to a narcotics lieutenant she was romantically involved with apparently
triggered the botched drug raid that resulted in murder charges against a Houston police officer, according to probable cause affidavits.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... o-16846005

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/houston ... 0752911974
by WildBill
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Beiruty wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:52 am
WildBill wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Beiruty wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:14 pm
This case should be tried by the Feds as it involves civil rights violations and depriving of life by LEOs.
I am sure that there will be some federal charges, but I don't see that happening until after the
state criminal trial[s].
I am certain is case would never go to trial. A plea deal with 20 yrs sentence would be offered and accepted.
I won't even try to guess the outcome. :tiphat:
by WildBill
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Views: 38042

Re: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray

Beiruty wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:14 pm
This case should be tried by the Feds as it involves civil rights violations and depriving of life by LEOs.
I am sure that there will be some federal charges, but I don't see that happening until after the
state criminal trial[s].
by WildBill
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
Replies: 584
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Some information that I had not seen. There are not a whole lot of details, but some interesting information.
July 30, 2019 A botched drug raid led to a wave of leaks. Cops peeking at internal records then found themselves under investigation.

Amid a wave of workplace rumors and leaks to the media over a bungled no-knock drug raid in January, the Houston Police Department
launched an internal probe into dozens of officers for looking up personal information of a narcotics supervisor and another officer
linked to the operation.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 267638.php

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