Two Texas police officers have been relieved of duty in the wake of a no-knock drug raid in Houston on Jan. 29 that led to the death of two people. One of the officers is accused of lying about the heroin purchase that was used to justify the raid. The Harris County District Attorney's Office responded to the news by vowing to review at least 1,400 cases involving the officers. Two of the cases have already been dismissed.
Texas residents may be interested to learn that a man who formerly worked as a high-ranking corporate secretary for Apple Inc. has been charged with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the lawsuit, the SEC alleges that the man avoided losses of $345,000 by selling off $10 million in Apple stock. He sold the stock a short period before Apple came out with their earnings in July 2015 that resulted in a 4 percent drop in stock.
A recent criminal complaint against two Texas men gave few details about the special agents that uncovered their alleged drug trafficking materials. The evidence presented by federal prosecutors described a residence in Brownsville that special agents had been monitoring. They observed a 2014 GMC Sierra come and go from the house in a span of 2 minutes.
On Feb. 5, federal and local authorities announced the arrest and indictment of seven individuals suspected of drug trafficking. The announcement was made in Tyler.