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Attorneys: Review raises doubts about fatal Texas drug raid

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:05:15-04

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys say an independent investigation by the family of a woman who along with her husband were killed in a drug raid earlier this year by Houston police is casting doubts on how authorities have portrayed the deadly shooting.

The Jan. 28 raid came under scrutiny after police alleged one of the officers who was shot lied in order to obtain a search warrant.

Killed in the shooting were 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle.

Attorneys for Nicholas’ family said Thursday a forensic review they commissioned found she was killed by an officer who fired from outside the home, contradicting claims by police she was killed by officers inside the home after attacking them.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo declined to comment on the family’s findings.