Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

The Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles, which unanimously supported a posthumous pardon for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston, withdrew that recommendation over "procedural errors" after sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, his office says.

Texas governor's decision: Whether to pardon George Floyd

Doling out pardons is a holiday tradition for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who around every Christmas grants them to a handful of ordinary citizens, typically for minor offenses committed years or decades ago.  But one name stands out on his desk: George Floyd.