The Texas board that supported posthumously scrubbing convicted armed robber George Floyd’s arrest record has had second thoughts.

George Floyd’s Name Yanked From List Of Potential Pardons Submitted To Texas Gov. Abbott

The Texas board that supported posthumously scrubbing convicted armed robber George Floyd’s arrest record has had second thoughts.

The Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles has nixed its earlier unanimous request that Floyd be issued a pardon for one of his crimes, citing “procedural errors,” according to the Associated Press.

Floyd was among two dozen petitions for pardons that the board submitted to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Yet last week, the board sent Abbott a letter saying that it had identified “unexplained departures” from its process in recommending pardons, the Times reported. The departures were not explained.

Accordingly, Abbott’s spokeswoman said the governor never got the opportunity to consider it.

The pardon would only have applied to one of Floyd’s arrests in Texas: a 2004 bust for selling crack cocaine to an undercover cop. He pled guilty and did 10 months in jail.

The Times noted the arrest got renewed attention because of a different case that occurred 15 years later. In 2019, a Houston police officer named Gerald Goines was involved in a drug raid that left a husband and a wife dead.  

Prosecuotrs maintain Goines, who had arrested Floyd in 2004 and now faces murder charges in the case two years ago, lied in order to obtain the search warrant that led to the fatal raid. He has maintained his innocence.

Subsequently, the district attorney in Houston, one of the many soft-on-crime prosecutors that left-wing billionaire George Soros has helped elect in major U.S. cities, has dismissed more than 160 cases connected to Goines.

It’s unclear whether Floyd’s name will be resubmitted to Abbott, who has made granting pardons a Christmastime tradition.

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One Reply to “George Floyd’s Name Yanked From List Of Potential Pardons Submitted To Texas Gov. Abbott”

  1. George Floyd was a product of Libtard Democrat culture George overdosed on drugs, killed himself, and blamed his death on the police. FGF.

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