The number of things the PD did wrong is stellar. Fallout From A Botched Houston Drug Raid Continues.
Two people are dead, and five officers were wounded. Mostly they were wounded by other officers.
There were supposed to be heroin sales out of the house. No Heroin. Now the PD internal affairs office is having strange difficulty tracking down the confidential informant who provided all the info for the search warrant. The description of the couple – who apparently were killed by the Houston PD for no real reason, except that no-knock warrants don’t work as well as they are advertised to work – as dangerous drug dealers isn’t matching up with reality. And then, when all these things were pointed out, the president of the police union, doubled down and call the dead couple “dirt bags.”
So the internal affairs division of Houston PD is investigating, and the DA’s office is also investigating. And now the FBI is getting into the act, with their investigation.
Now the FBI is investigating after it came out that an officer may have lied on an affidavit to get a search warrant, and the Houston Police Department has announced sweeping changes.
No-knock warrants are not quite stopped, but not moving forward at full speed either. This insanity has got to stop, and the only way it stops is if the cop or cops who lied to get the search warrant are hung out to dry. Manslaughter at least. Felony murder? Something besides 2 months of non-paid vacation, also know as administrative leave or whatever.