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Texas Board of Amnesty and Amnesty Retracts George Floyd Clarity Recommendation

By Raja Razek, CNN

Citing procedural flaws, the Texas Amnesty and Amnesty Commission withdrew George Floyd’s Clemency recommendation, according to a news release from Governor Greg Abbott’s Office.

Governor Renae Eze’s press secretary said: “The Amnesty and Amnesty Board withdrew 25 clemency recommendations that contained procedural flaws and a lack of compliance with the Board’s rules.

“Among the recommendations to be withdrawn was one related to George Floyd. The Board will review and resolve procedural errors and issues related to any pending applications in accordance with their regulations. Due to the Board’s withdrawal of the recommendation regarding George Floyd, Governor Abbott did not have the opportunity to consider it. Governor Abbott will consider all recommendations submitted by the Board for consideration.”

CNN previously reported that the Texas Parole and Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend a full pardon for George Floyd for drug offenses in 2004, according to a hearing transcript provided to CNN by the board.

Application for pardon was filed in April on behalf of Floyd and his surviving family. In the petition, Allison Mathis of the Harris County Office of Public Protection said the request was filed because the arresting officer in Floyd’s case, Gerald Goines, “created the existence of confidential informants.” to strengthen his cases against innocent defendants.”

16 letter from the Texas Board of Amnesty and Amnesty, chairperson David Gutierrez told Abbot’s office chief counsel that the board is hoping to return a new list of clemency recommendations after review their procedures to avoid the two-year waiting period. that will apply to applicants.

Floyd passed away in May 2020 after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes. Chauvin was found guilty of killing Floyd in April and already sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison in June.

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