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Texas prosecutors probe irregularities in 2004 Floyd arrest

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jun 13, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Texas prosecutors are examining potential irregularities in a scandal-ridden former Houston police officer’s arrest of George Floyd on a minor drug charge.

The probe could expand the body of convictions possibly tainted by the officer’s conduct.

Floyd's death last month under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer sparked national protests.

He was arrested in 2004 and served time in a state jail over what prosecutors now describe as selling $10 worth of crack in a police sting.

Prosecutors say Floyd’s case may be among scores built on lies and false evidence from Gerald Goines, a former officer now facing murder charges.