KHOU 11 Investigates: Officer Gerald Goines had past issues with no-knock warrants

Embattled Houston Police officer Gerald Goines routinely claimed it was too dangerous to knock on a suspected drug dealer’s home. Goines swore in search warrant affidavits that “knocking and announcing would be dangerous, futile,” because he claimed a confidential informant had seen a gun inside. Those claims led judges to grant no-knock warrants, which accounted for 96 percent of all the search warrants he filed in the last seven years, a KHOU 11 Investigation has found.
Published: 6:57 PM CST February 22, 2019
Updated: 5:14 PM CDT March 22, 2019