Woman convicted of making a false 911 report that led to a fatal HPD raid

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The lady who admitted making a false 911 report that led to the failed Harding Avenue raid in January 2019 realized her conviction for the crime on Tuesday.

Patricia Ann Garcia, 53, pleaded responsible in March of this yr on costs of passing on false data.

A decide sentenced Garcia to 40 months of federal detention and three years of probation.

Based on an indictment, Garcia claimed that her 25-year-old daughter was inside Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle’s residence utilizing medicine, however federal prosecutors stated none of this was true.

Three weeks after the police report, the narcotics officers carried out a “don’t knock” warrant on the home.

Harding Avenue: timeline of what occurred within the failed HPD raid

Nicholas and Tuttle have been killed and 4 officers have been wounded.

The decide additionally stated Tuesday that Garcia could have deliberate one thing unhealthy to occur, calling 911 a number of occasions.

To this point, 12 officers in whole, each former and present members of the Houston Police Division, have been indicted within the raid. Most have been accused of forging tags and different alleged offenses associated to their pay.

Simply final week, one of many officers, Steven Bryant, pleaded responsible to federal costs of tampering with authorities paperwork. He was accused of mendacity to the police to attempt to cowl up a foul search warrant. He retired whereas below investigation after 23 years of service.

The video above is from a report previous to Garcia’s conviction.

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