George Floyd removed from consideration for Texas pardon

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George Floyd’s name was removed from a list of those recommended for pardon by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Abbott granted eight full pardons Thursday, but Floyd was not among those receiving clemency after the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole withdrew his and 24 other names from consideration due to “procedural errors and lack of compliance with board rules.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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The board had earlier unanimously recommended a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug conviction for Floyd, whose death at the hands of police sparked nationwide protests last year. Texas has a yearly tradition of giving out pardons around the holiday season, with the governor typically granting clemency to several people who committed minor…

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