The final decision on whether to pardon Floyd rests with Governor Greg Abbott, Ogg said. CNN has reached out to the governor’s office to comment on whether an apology will be issued.
Goenz arrested Floyd on February 5, 2004, alleging that he had crack cocaine, and that Floyd had supplied drugs to an unknown “second suspect” who had agreed to sell drugs to the secret Guinness. The ‘second suspect’ was not arrested, Goens noted in his crime report, “A. [sic] Attempts to further drug trafficking [sic] In this area. “
Goens’ lawyer, Nicole DeBorde, told CNN in April, “We stand by the original case. We certainly sympathize with Mr. Floyd’s cause, but that does not change the fact that his earlier sentence was legal.”
Goins, a 35-year-old law enforcement officer, has been convicted of two counts of criminal murder and tampering with government records, Ogg said.
Goin’s lawyer DeBorde told CNN that her client pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Jennifer Henderson of CNN contributed to this report.