Houston PD Changes No-Knock Raid Policy After Deadly Encounter Last Month

In the aftermath of a no-knock raid last month that resulted in the deaths of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the Houston Police Department has announced they're changing their policies.

For now on Houston officers will need to request a special exemption from Police Chief Art Acevedo’s office to conduct a no-knock raid.

Additionally, undercover officers will now be required to wear body cameras during raids. There was no body camera on any of the officers who raided Tuttle's home, leaving many questions unanswered.

On Monday Chief Art Acevedo said, "The no-knock warrants are going to go away like leaded gasoline in this city."

The Jan. 28 raid led to the deaths of Tuttle and Nicholas.

Four officers were also shot in the gunfight and another was injured.

Last month Acevedo defended and praised the controversial narcotics officer at the center of the raid.

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