Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says an undercover narcotics Houston cop who led a drug raid — that ended with a deadly shootout on Jan. 28 — reportedly lied in a search warrant affidavit about a drug buy that never happened.
Homeowners Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed in the raid, notes KHOU.
The officer reportedly obtained a search warrant to conduct the no-knock raid after he swore a confidential informant bought heroin at the home. The cop said the informant told him he saw a 9mm handgun and heroin in the house.
However, HPD’s Special Investigations Unit found there was never was a drug buy at the house or an informant who saw heroin and weapons.
Houston Police Union President Joe Gamaldi quickly went into public relations mode and defended other officers not involved: “If these allegations are true, it is certainly concerning and disturbing. But I want the public to know this does not reflect the hard work of the men and women of the Houston police department.”
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the Special Investigations Unit will take a look at all the cases this cop has been involved in to make sure they were clean busts.