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Houston Police To Cease 'No Knock' Warrants, Chief Announces After Deadly Raid

"I'm very confident that we're going to have criminal charges on one or more police officers" from a raid that left two suspects dead, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said criminal charges will be filed "against whoever is appropriate" on his department, following a drug bust that resulted in the deaths of two suspects. Source: Justin Sullivan

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says his department will stop serving "no knock" search warrants, weeks after a raid on a house left two married suspects dead and five officers injured. Acevedo also reiterated that the officer who led that raid may face criminal charges.

"The no-knock warrant's going to go away, kind of like leaded gasoline in our city," Acevedo said. He added that raids that stem from those warrants would only be used in very limited cases — and that they would not be used

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