CNN: Two former Houston police officers indicted after botched raid that killed two people by Konstantin Toropin:
Prosecutors said Goines lied to obtain a warrant for a “no knock” raid from a municipal judge and misrepresented the victims’ drug activity, threat level and other factors. He claimed a criminal informant bought heroin from a man at the address the day before and that the man selling drugs was known to have a gun, among other things, according to Ogg.
That meant there was no need for police to knock before entering the home, the prosecutor said.
Reason: Grand Jury Backs Murder Charges Against Houston Cop Who Lied to Justify a Deadly Drug Raid by Jacob Sullum (“Additional grand juries will investigate possible wrongdoing by other narcotics officers, including the way the raid was conducted.”)