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Sask Métis News – George Floyd denied posthumous pardon for 2004 Texas drug conviction – Reuters

Sept 16 (Reuters) – A Texas state agency has decided against recommending that the governor grant a posthumous pardon to George Floyd for a 2004 drug conviction, in a reversal of a decision made last year.The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles board, in a letter sent on Thursday to the Harris County Public Defender’s…

Sask Métis News – George Floyd denied posthumous pardon for 2004 Texas drug conviction – Reuters

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Sept 16 (Reuters) – A Texas negate agency has decided in opposition to recommending that the governor grant a posthumous pardon to George Floyd for a 2004 drug conviction, in a reversal of a call made closing 365 days.

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles board, in a letter sent on Thursday to the Harris County Public Defender’s problem of work, stated it turn out to be once denying the advice but supplied no reason slack the choice.

“After a corpulent and cautious overview of the software program and varied info filed with the software program, a majority of the Board decided no longer to imply a Fleshy Pardon and/or Pardon for Innocence,” reads the letter, a duplicate of which turn out to be once considered by Reuters.

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Floyd turn out to be once killed in 2020 by Derek Chauvin, a pale Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the Gloomy man’s neck all thru an arrest after a retailer clerk claimed Floyd primitive a fallacious $20 to function a rob.

Chauvin, who is white, turn out to be once sentenced to 22-1/2 years in penal advanced after his conviction on charges of murdering Floyd, whose loss of life sparked protests in cities across the realm in opposition to police brutality and racism.

Allison Mathis, a felony professional for the Harris County Public Defender’s Place of business, engaged on behalf of Floyd’s family, sought a pardon for Floyd’s drug conviction. A pale Houston police officer, Gerald Goines, had been accused of fabricating proof and had about 150 varied drug cases overturned, The Hill and varied media reported.

Goines’ felony professional Nicole DeBorde turn out to be once no longer staunch now on hand for comment. Goines will be going thru two counts of felony break for a lethal 2019 drug raid wherein two of us had been killed.

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If Floyd’s petition turn out to be once accredited by the board, the pardon advice would absorb long gone to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for a closing decision.

Neither the Board of Pardons and Paroles nor the Harris County Public Defender’s Place of business returned phone calls and emails wanting for comment on Friday.

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Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; editing by Jonathan Oatis

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Belief Principles.

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