UPDATE: Gov. Abbott Plans Pardon Of Shooter In Austin BLM Riot

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday that he intends to seek a pardon for an Army Sergeant recently convicted of murder for shooting a Black Lives Matter protester during an anti-police demonstration in 2020.
  • “I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry,” the Texas Republican tweeted Saturday along with a statement on how his office will go about a pardon.
  • Abbott said in his tweet that pardons in Texas must be recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.