“The investigation of the murder of 4 policemen and 2 citizens contains a lot of lies and inaccurate information. It seems like someone wants to confuse us,” the chef said. On Friday evening, the Houston police chief said that 2 citizens and 4 officers were killed in the drug dealers' house. Police Chief Art Acevedo said that the police had all reasons and authority to conduct a search that ended in a skirmish with a fatal outcome.
“Now, we know that someone gave false testimony to confuse investigators and complicate their work. Our main task is to find out the truth,” Acevedo told NBC News.
Art Acevedo also said that he would attract experts to restore the truth and further investigate. According to official reports, Gerald Goines (from the anti-drug department) sent an informant to this house to buy drugs and confirm the order request. The informant completed the task and confirmed the sale of drugs in that house. The source also added that drug dealers have a lot of weapons. Houston police said that the officers came to conduct a search on Jan.28, but the traffickers met them with gunshots. The cops were forced to return fire. As a result, two drug dealers were killed. After the raid, officers reported large amounts of marijuana and heroin. They also found three rifles and two guns.
"Four officers were injured. Each of us knows that this case contains many lies from one of the officers. In any case, we will find a liar and restore justice," said Acevedo.
Police Chief also said that the police received a couple of calls from people, who saw the sale of drugs in that house.
“We are still recovering the details. I don’t think it was a simple search, so all information could be falsified. This is a serious crime. The person who prepared the written certificate of the original order will be found and interrogated,” Acevedo added.
“All the details of this incident are controversial. We see that this case contains false testimony,” said The Houston Police Officers ’Union.
“I urge all policemen to fulfill their duty and protect citizens. Every time you lie, you stop 98% of the work and investigation. I promise citizens to conduct a thorough investigation and establish the truth. All the perpetrators will be punished,” Art Acevedo said.
On the eve, the Houston police announced the dismissal of an employee. The investigator is still hospitalized.