George Floyd will not receive a pardon for a 2004 drug conviction for which he served ten months in prison.
Yahoo News reported:
“Floyd was initially arrested on February 5, 2004, when officer Gerald Goines alleged he possessed crack cocaine and provided the drugs to another suspect the second suspect who sold the drugs to Goines while undercover was arrested because of an ‘attempt to further the narcotic trafficking in this area.’ Attorney Allison Mathis said in in her filing Goines.”
Floyd, whose death generated riots all across our nation, had a troubling history with the police.
His 2004 encounter with Officer Goines was just the beginning.
As Minneapolis’s Fox 9 reports: “Between 1997 and 2005, Floyd was arrested several times on drug and theft charges and spent months in jail. In 2007, Floyd was charged with aggravated robbery in which he allegedly placed on a gun on a women’s abdomen and demanded drugs and money. In 2009, he pleaded guilty and received a five year prison sentence. He go out on parole in 2013.”
Floyd’s 2004 conviction was eligible for a pardon due to the shady nature of his arrest, with officer Geral Goines allegedly fabricating confidential informants to make arrests.
While Goriness’s case is still pending, there is much intrigue surrounding the past-criminal history of Floyd and the ramifications this has on his overall public image.
According to NPR, “The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in October 2021 had initially decided to unanimously recommend that Floyd become just the second person in Texas since 2010 to receive a posthumous pardon from the governor. But before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could make a final decision in the case, the board in December reversed its decision, saying that “procedural errors” were found in its initial recommendation in Floyd’s case and it needed to reconsider more than a third of a group of ’67 clemency applications it had sent to Abbott.”
The board reviewed the case.
“After a full and careful review of the application and other information filed with the application, a majority of the Board decided not to recommend a Full Pardon and/or Pardon for Innocence,” a letter to the Harris County Public Defenders Office.
#BREAKING The Texas parole board just DENIED a posthumous pardon for George Floyd – 11 months after recommending a pardon & then rescinding it
This was for a Houston drug case involving a cop now accused of fabricating informants
They told Floyd's lawyer he can reapply in 2 yrs pic.twitter.com/tNSqp4M9wV
— Keri Blakinger (@keribla) September 15, 2022
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