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Houston police union no longer paying legal bills of ex-officer facing murder charge in botched drug raid

The Houston Police Officers Union is no longer paying for the legal representation of a former narcotics officer charged with felony murder in connection with a botched drug raid that left two people dead earlier this year.

Union officials on Tuesday confirmed the organization decided last week to stop paying the legal fees for the former police veteran, Gerald Goines, but declined to elaborate. Goines was charged with two counts of felony murder because the deaths occurred in the course of another alleged felony, tampering with a government record, stemming from the providing of false information to a magistrate in order to secure the warrant for the raid.