27 more cases tied to officers in drug raid to be dismissed

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to dismiss 27 pending court cases linked to two Houston police officers who are being investigated following a deadly drug raid in January.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that the cases are being dismissed “due to concerns about the credibility” of former officers Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant.

The two officers were relieved of duty after the raid on a Houston home that left five officers injured and two residents dead. The officers later retired.

The district attorney’s office plans to file the motions to dismiss the cases on Friday.

All but one of the cases involving a total 25 defendants were for possessing or selling drugs.

At least four other cases have already been dismissed.

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