Dozens of Gerald Goines' active cases due for Harris Co. district attorney review

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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DA to review all cases involving officer at center of deadly raid

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The District Attorney's office announced Wednesday that they will start reviewing all of Gerald Goines Houston Police Department cases.

Several dozen active cases will come under scrutiny, and all of Goines' 1,400 past cases will be reviewed as well.

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Four of the officers were shot, including Goines, who is at the center of the raid investigation.

Goines swore in a search warrant that a confidential informant bought drugs at the home on Harding Street in southeast Houston.

Investigators now believe that never happened.

We took a closer look at his personnel file and learned that for four years straight, his supervisor wrote he used confidential informants to a positive end.

His review last August even called him a mentor to new narcotics investigators. He was also repeatedly praised for his safety practices.

In his 34 years with HPD, there were six sustained complaints.

Five of those complaints led to written reprimands, including one for which he didn't tag crack cocaine as evidence until a month later and only when he was asked about it.

He was suspended once for attacking a man his sister said sexually assaulted her.

The police chief at the time wrote Goines didn't use sound judgment, but overall his performance was highly rated.

His files don't mention any previous drug raids that may have been questionable, even though some have been subjects of lawsuits. That means Goines was cleared of any wrongdoing.

You can get an in-depth look at what was in Goines' files here.

Goines' attorney is calling for an independent investigation.

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