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Harris County DA Kim Ogg told the Wall Street Journal Gerald Goines likely lied when he arrested Floyd on a minor drug offense.

HOUSTON, 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 drug conviction.

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.

Goines 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.

Ogg is calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to grant the pardon, but he has not said if he will.

The video above is from a previous story.

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Comments:
Why not reinvestigate the facts of the case before pardoning a convicted felon.
Posted by ex detective at 10/5/2021 9:55:25 AM

anyway, what difference at this point would it make?!?!
Posted by TX cats at 10/6/2021 2:10:16 PM

It’s amazing how the liberal media transformed a criminal into a hero
Posted by LE at 10/6/2021 10:41:50 PM

Yeah, and he "MAY" be guilty of everything he's ever been charged with. Quit making hero's out of these criminials you nutty lefty's
Posted by Sasquatch at 10/14/2021 3:15:49 PM

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