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Texas board rejects posthumous pardon for George Floyd — after recommending one to Greg Abbott

The state’s parole board did not explain why it was denying the request to pardon Floyd, who was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, for a minor 2004 drug conviction. Last year, the board recommended Abbott pardon Floyd, then rescinded that suggestion.

People gather at the mural for George Floyd in the Third Ward in Houston on June 8, 2020.

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