Texas court offers posthumous pardon for murdered police officer George Floyd

Texas court offers posthumous pardon for murdered police officer George Floyd

The story of the murder of African American George Floyd in American Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 caused a public outcry, which escalated into riots across the country, — reports profile.ru

Mass protests, the Black Lives Matter movement against racism and police arbitrariness, pogroms and clashes with law enforcement agencies swept across the country after the incident when police officer Derek Shovin knocked Floyd's neck down during his arrest for suspicion of paying for a pack of fake cigarettes he bought in a store 20 -dollar bill. From his injuries, an African American named Floyd died in the hospital. On April 20, 2021, Derek Shovin was found guilty of the involuntary murder of George Floyd, and on June 25, 2021, a police officer was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

And although almost a year and a half has passed since that same ill-fated day, the echoes of the event still sound. Thus, the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole has recommended that the governor of the state pardon George Floyd posthumously in the 2004 drug case. The council members made a unanimous decision & # 34; For & # 34 ;.

Floyd was charged with transferring drugs to an unidentified person, for which in 2004 he served nine months in prison in this case. Now the family of the offender wants to obtain a posthumous pardon for Floyd.

Back in April 2021, the lawyer of the Floyd family filed a petition for his posthumous pardon in the 2004 Texas drug case. The final decision on this issue lies with the Governor of the State, Gregor Abbott. According to the family's lawyer, the case was fabricated on the basis of inaccurate information by police officer Gerald Goines, whose representative, in turn, noted:

“We certainly sympathize with Mr. was legal. ”

Texas District Attorney Hariss Kim Ogg said:

& # 34; We regret the death of former Houston resident George Floyd and hope that his family will find consolation in Monday's council … decision to recommend pardon & # 34 ;.