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A Texas Board Recommends a Full Posthumous Pardon for George Floyd for a 2004 Drug Offense

The Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles voted in favor of recommending that George Floyd receive a full posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug conviction in Houston. 

The board voted unanimously to recommend the pardon for Floyd on Monday, according to The Texas Tribune. The recommendation now heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) who will make a final decision on whether to grant Floyd clemency. 

Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Changing America. 

Floyd, who previously resided in Houston, was arrested in 2004 by former Houston police officer Gerald Goines for selling $10 worth of crack cocaine during a sting operation. Floyd pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 10 months in jail, according to The Associated Press (AP)

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