This is good news!
The Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles all voted to have the late George Floyd receive a full posthumous pardon from his 2004 drug conviction.
Reports state that the application for the pardon was filed in April by the Harris Country Public Defender’s Office. The reason for the filing was because of the arresting officer Gerald Goines.
“Goines arrested Floyd on February 5, 2004, alleging at the time that Floyd possessed crack cocaine and that Floyd had provided the drugs to an unnamed second suspect who9 had agreed to sell the drugs to the undercover Goines. The second suspect was not arrested, Goines noted in his offense report in an attempt to further the narcotic trafficking in this area.”
Officer Goines allegedly accuse Floyd of selling $10 worth of crack cocaine. Floyd pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 10 months in jail.
In a statement, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said, “We lament the loss of former Houstonian George Floyd and hope that his family finds comfort in Monday’s decision by the Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend clemency for a 2004 conviction.”
Gov. Greg Abbott will make the final decision. What are your thoughts on this?