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by WildBill
Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Legal experts applaud Harris County District Attorney for seeking to overturn cases tied to former HPD officer

Harris District Attorney Kim Ogg recommended Thursday 91 cases tied to former Houston Police Department officer Gerald Goines be dismissed.

“No conviction should stand based on false testimony,” Ogg said.

The testimony came from Goines, who solely swore, under oath, the existence of probable cause to magistrate judges.
In turn, those judges signed warrants based on Goines’ testimony, Ogg said.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... d-officer/
by WildBill
Sun May 10, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Conviction for $10 crack buy, based on casework of disgraced ex-HPD cop Goines, is overturned
A 35-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to drug dealing after a Houston police officer said he paid her $10
to buy a rock of crack cocaine has had her conviction overturned. Court records show that in March 2017,
Goines approached Scott -- a homeless woman with a history of mental illness and a lengthy record of petty
crimes -- and asked her to help him buy $10 of crack cocaine.

The recent court action marks the latest time local judges have reversed convictions won on the testimony
of former officer Gerald Goines, the veteran Houston Police Department narcotics officer now facing
charges after investigators accused him of lying to obtain a warrant used in a deadly drug raid last year.
This is pathetic! This sounds like a blatant case of entrapment. After the first attempt failed she went to a second location
to buy the crack. All she wanted in return was for Goines to buy her a beer. I am really surprised that a DA would file
charges on something like this. They must not had much real crime happening in 2017.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 234636.php
by WildBill
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:55 pm
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Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Texas Court Says City, PD Must Answer Questions About Botched Drug Raid Led By A Crooked Cop
This link gives more details and contains a copy of the appeals court decision.
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200 ... -cop.shtml
by WildBill
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: 5 Officers Shot In Houston - Pray
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Court rejects effort to block lawyers for Harding raid victims from questioning police officials
A Texas appeals court Thursday [March 26, 2020] rejected an effort by city attorneys to block lawyers for relatives of
two people killed in a deadly Houston police drug raid last year from deposing police supervisors and seeking documents
to shed light on the incident.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 159524.php
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
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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
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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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Views: 46231

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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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Views: 46231

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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
Replies: 605
Views: 46231

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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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Views: 46231

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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
Replies: 605
Views: 46231

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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
Replies: 605
Views: 46231

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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/

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