Ex-Houston cop pleads not guilty to deadly drug raid charges

File- This undated file photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Gerald Goines in Houston. The former Houston police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he provided false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured. Goines entered his plea during a Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, court hearing. A magistrate judge didn’t immediately rule on Goines’ request for bond. Prosecutors are asking he remain in custody.

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he provided false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured.

Gerald Goines entered his plea during a Friday court hearing.

A magistrate judge didn’t immediately rule on Goines’ request for bond. Prosecutors are asking he remain in custody.

The federal charges against Goines and another ex-officer follow state charges filed in August, including two counts of felony murder against Goines.

The Jan. 28 raid was investigated after police alleged Goines lied to obtain a search warrant.

At Friday’s hearing, an FBI agent testified authorities found illegal drugs and a stolen gun in Goines’ car and Goines for years had been having a sexual relationship with one of his confidential informants.

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