HOUSTON 2019 TOP STORIES OF THE YEAR
Top stories of 2019 (#5): Harding Street raid prompts extensive investigation, multiple federal charges
Two former Houston Police Department officers, Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant, and the neighbor who called 911, Patricia Garcia, are all accused of federal crimes. Twenty-seven pending cases involving officers Goines and Bryant were eventually dropped. The FBI also launched a civil rights investigation into the botched raid in February. If convicted of federal charges, Goines faces up to life in prison. Bryant is charged with falsifying records in a federal investigation.