HOUSTON – The attorney representing Rhogena Nicholas’ family sent a release saying the family would like 911 calls to be released as well as sworn depositions by some of the Houston Police Department managers involved in the raid.
Its been nearly two years since the death of Rhogena and Dennis Tuttle. The couple was shot and killed by Houston police officers during a controversial raid inside of their Harding Street home. New findings in the case could be presented.
The Nicholas family was set to appear in a probate court for a hearing Friday afternoon, but the hearing has been delayed.
“Today was just the latest effort to put off and delay,” said Mike Doyle, an attorney for the family of Rhogena Nicholas.
He said Friday’s hearing would have been significant.
The family attorney claims that they will present the new findings from their investigation, along with witness testimony from an expert, a family member and a representative from the Houston Police Department.
“For the first time ever there was going to be testimony, by the city of Houston, likely police officers, about the evidence involved, about the investigation, about what they have done to safeguard the investigation as well as revealing some of the additional forensic findings,” Doyle said.
In the release, John Nicholas, Rhogena’s brother, said, “Our family’s search for the truth of what happened to Rhogena is finally moving forward. Rhogena did not deserve to be executed in her own home by the Houston Police Department and it’s time the mayor and chief of police provide our family with an explanation.”
The Nicholas family is seeking a court order for sworn depositions from Houston Police Department managers responsible for the narcotics unit involved in the raid as well as 911 records and physical materials from the scene.
“At the very beginning Chief Acevedo promised transparency and yet every step of the way, every opportunity, it’s your not getting nothing. And it’s really incredibly hurtful to the families,” Doyle said.