Skip to comments.Houston Police Only Seized Small Amount Of Marijuana In Deadly Raid, No Heroin
Posted on 02/11/2019 4:09:49 AM PST by abb
The Houston Police officers who conducted a deadly raid in an East Houston home on January 28, expecting to find heroin, only seized 18 grams of marijuana and 1.5 grams of an unknown white powder. The Houston Chronicle obtained the results of the search warrant Friday, which also showed officers found two shotguns and two rifles inside the house.
The house had been under investigation for about two weeks after HPD received information about a suspect that was allegedly selling narcotics.
A confidential informant was sent to purchase heroin from the suspect on January 27. The informant told officers the purchase was made and said there was more heroin at the house, according to the affidavit filed to obtain the search warrant. But records later showed that the substance the informant said was heroin was a brown powder, the Chronicle reported.
HPDs Internal Affairs department and Special Investigations Unit are investigating the operation, and one of the officers involved has been relieved of duty.
Four officers were wounded by gunfire in the raid, which turned into a shootout. The suspects, Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, were killed. The couples dog was also killed after it attacked an officer. HPD officials said police opened fire after Tuttle shot the officers when they entered the home and Nicholas was killed when she tried to grab the firearm of one of the officers.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo spoke about the investigation, KPRC Channel 2 reported. He said the department will get to the bottom of this with everything that went well, the good, the bad and the ugly, because that is our moral and legal obligations as a department.
Acevedo didnt answer direct questions about the investigation and said he doesnt want to piecemeal the discussion.
Weren’t the police out of uniform (plainclothes) when they invaded the home?
Plainclothes, no-knock warrant. This no longer passes the smell test, either for corruption or epic incompetence, I’m not yet sure.
Nicholas was killed when she tried to grab the firearm of one of the officers.
In other words, these valiant officers shot an unarmed woman. Do I think well EVER see the results of powder burn tests on this woman or results of gunpowder residue tests on the hands of the disabled male occupant? No, I dont.
And do I think well ever see ballistic test results on fragments recovered from the wounded police. No, I dont.
Soros funded the DA’s campaign.
The rest of the city offices are all Democrat with the 2018 O’dork New Democrat sweep (the Republican governor stayed in office but all 5 major cities in Texas voted against him, some by 2-1). Straight ballot voting (it’s final year for Houston) handed complete control to Democrats.
Pass the popcorn and guard the pocketbook.
Houston’s forensics lab has been acknowledged and corrupt for at least 20 years.
They even hoaxed DWI blood test results.
Houstons forensics lab has been acknowledged as p!sspour and corrupt
I generally side with cops but no way should no knock raids even be legal (especially in plain clothes). It’s an opening for a totally innocent person to open fire on police.
The story on the warrant return came out late Friday PM. I just now saw it this morning.
All the guns listed are hunting shotguns/rifles. The “357 Magnum” that was supposed to have been used by the victim to shoot the cop WAS NOT FOUND!
typos and typos and I’m quittin’ while I’m behind. It’s early and I need to get ready for work.
Seems like his “inventory” is lacking the two dead human bodies and one dead dog.
There’s nothing in that list of weapons other than a bunch of hunting guns. Definitely nothing I would pick for self-defense weapons. And, I noticed that the .357 magnum pistol that the perps allegedly shot the cops with is not in the list. So, does this mean that it doesn’t exist and the cops were just shooting so wildly that they shot each other?
So, a couple of potheads get barnstormed and killed by cops. I’m very pro-cop but this is why you need the 2nd amendment to be very unrestricted. Cops are paid to get it right. I dislike potheads, but if two potheads lost their lives because of some over-zealous cops, than these cops need to die!
1.5 grams = 0.05291094 ounce
I’ll readily admit...I have no clue what 0.05291094 oz of anything looks like. But approx 1/20th of an ounce of an unidentified white substance is worth killing two people over?
“The 357 Magnum ...WAS NOT FOUND!”
Maybe an enterprising cop was thinking...”Hey! That looks like a good throw-down. I’m keeping that one for future use!”
Actually both of them were disabled. He from an injury and her from the effects of interferon. It was the wrong address and HPD will never admit it.
1/20 fluid ounces equals about 1/4 teaspoon.
“The couples dog was also killed after it attacked an officer.”
The reporter should have added “police claim” at the beginning of that sentence. I don’t take anything they say at face value.
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