Harris County DA Kim Ogg told the Wall Street Journal Gerald Goines likely lied when he arrested Floyd on a minor drug offense.
Texas (KTRK) -- More than a year since George Floyd's death, Texas'
board of pardons and parolees said Floyd should be pardoned for a 2004
The case in question is one in which Floyd was
charged by former Houston police officer Gerald Goines, who is currently
facing charges tied to the botched Harding Street drug raid.
was charged last year with murder over a deadly botched narcotics raid
in 2019 at a home that killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas. As an
investigation followed into the raid, prosecutors later went on to add
that multiple people, including Floyd, may have been convicted based on
the false evidence presented by Goines.
Most of the cases involve
the delivery of a controlled substance and ranged from a few months in
the Harris County Jail to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice. The time evaluated by the DA's post-conviction division is
from 2008 to 2019.
In a June 2020 interview with the Wall Street
Journal, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg concluded that Goines
likely lied when he arrested Floyd on a minor drug offense, for which
Floyd served time in state jail.
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