According to a new report from CNN, Allison Mathis of the Harris County Public Defender’s Office is seeking a posthumous pardon for George Floyd for his 2004 drug conviction.
Mathis said in a statement to CNN “This is about honoring the memory of George Floyd, as well as about correcting the records of the State of Texas. We can’t have confidence in the integrity of the convictions obtained by Officer Goines. George Floyd suffered at the hands of a corrupt and racist system throughout his life, not just at the end.”
Per CNN “on February 5, 2004, Floyd was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance with the arresting officer, Gerald Goines, alleging at the time of arrest that Floyd possessed crack cocaine “and that Floyd had provided the drugs to an unnamed ‘second suspect’ who had agreed to sell the drugs to the undercover Goines.”