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The Houston police chief said on Friday he had "some untruths or lies" in a statement used to obtain an assault order a drug in which four officers were shot and two people were killed in the home.
Police Chief Art Assevedo stressed that the police had "a reason to investigate this place" on Harding Street, an attack that ended with a shootout that killed the two residents, Dennis Tatal, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58. [1
He added there would be a review of past investigations.
Earlier Friday, the Houston NBC KPRC affiliate received police papers saying drug gang Gerald Goins justified the request of the order, claiming he sent a confidential informant to buy drugs. at home, and that the informant returned with the informant saying he was a heroin and said he had weapons at the residence.
But in the police records, the investigator said they could not find this informant, and that all the informants listed as Goines were denied buying drugs in this house or ever buying from Tuttle or Nicholas. Assevedo confirmed these papers on Friday, but did not point the policeman.
Police officers said that when employees were serving the penal order at home, at about 5pm on January 28th, they were greeted with firearms, and several officers returned to fire killing Tathel and Nicholas.
The police said a small amount of marijuana and white powder was considered cocaine or fentanyl, as well as three guns and two guns. have been recovered after the home attack. According to police documents, Goes was one of the four injured in the shooting.
"We'll get to the truth," Assevedo said. He said the police were conducting an "impartial investigation of everything that happened to and during this attack."
Assevedo has not indicated what he calls a "target officer" in the shooting investigation, but past cases will also be investigated.
Acevedo said that a former employee was dismissed and the person he pointed out as an investigative officer was still hospitalized and would also be released. Dear police union about whether Goines has legal representation was not immediately returned on Friday night.
Assevedo said there was a call from a woman who said her daughter was heroin in the house that had invaded. "This is not just an investigator who has decided to go to a house, as far as we are, for no reason," he said.
If the information was identified as falsified for the order, it would be a crime, Assevedo said. But the details of what has just happened are still under investigation, he said. He said that cell phone search orders have been received.
The Union of Police Officers in Houston said in a statement by the KPKH that the facts exposed by Assevedo on Friday are "extremely concerned." "Such actions, if true, will be extremely worrying and will not be a reflection of many HPD men and women who do incredible work every day, including those who have worked tirelessly since the shooting to ensure , that there is no stone to overturn.Assevedo promised a thorough and impartial investigation
"I tell you that many of the cops are very angry at the moment," said the police chief, because when you break this oath, you are making it hard for 98, 99% of these cops who go there every day. "
Tom Winter is a reporter and reporter of NBC News.