People hold signs on Friday, in protest of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Criminal Justice

Harris County Leaders Back Pardoning George Floyd For 2004 Drug Arrest

Posted on · The five members of Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the resolution in support of the pardon request, which was submitted last month to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

In this May 31, 2020 file photo, visitors make silent visits to organic memorial featuring a mural of George Floyd, near the spot where he died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, Minn. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2020, the Minneapolis City Council will decide whether to shrink the city's police department while violent crime is already soaring and redirect funding toward alternatives for reducing violence.

Criminal Justice

Harris County Public Defender Seeks George Floyd’s Pardon For 2004 Case Connected To Gerald Goines

Posted on · The ex-Houston officer who arrested Floyd is now having his case history reviewed after a deadly 2019 drug raid. Harris County's district attorney supports the request for a pardon.

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