Houston police 2019 no-knock raid: Murder charges in Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas’ deaths reinstated against Gerald Goines

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A disgraced former Houston police officer is once again charged with two counts of murder stemming from a botched no-knock raid back in 2019.

Just last week, a judge tossed out the two murder indictments against former HPD officer Gerald Goines, who led the botched Harding Street raid.

Prosecutors said Goines lied about drug activity in order to obtain a no-knock warrant. Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed during the raid.

Judge Veronica Nelson made the ruling last week after Goines’ lawyer argued that the indictments were poorly written. On Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirmed a grand jury has re-indicted Goines on the murder charges.

The video featured above is from a previous report.

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Goines continues to face six other charges in Harris County related to the raid, as well as federal civil rights charges.

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ABC13 will have the latest details on this developing story this afternoon on Eyewitness News.

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