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Texas Board Withdraws Pardon Recommendation for George Floyd

Flowers and signs outside the location of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photographer: Tim Evans/Bloomberg
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Austin, Texas (AP) -- A Texas board that had unanimously supported a posthumous pardon for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston backpedaled in an announcement Thursday, saying “procedural errors" were found in their recommendation months after leaving the decision to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

The unusual reversal was announced by Abbott's office two days before Christmas, around the time he typically doles out his annual pardons.