Gov. Abbott Issues Full Pardon to Daniel Perry

Daniel Perry
Sergeant Daniel Perry | Image by Fort Hood

On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a full pardon for Daniel Perry, who was convicted and sentenced for the July 25, 2020, murder of Garrett Foster in downtown Austin.

Perry, a sergeant in the Army, fatally shot Foster during a Black Lives Matter rally held in protest against police. Perry was employed as a ride-share driver and had recently completed a trip before he entered a street where protesters were gathered.

FOX News reported that Abbott issued the pardon “minutes after a unanimous recommendation by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles that Daniel Perry be pardoned and have his firearms rights restored.

“Under Texas law, the governor cannot issue a pardon without a recommendation from the board, which the governor appoints.

“‘The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles conducted an exhaustive review of U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry’s personal history and the facts surrounding the July 2020 incident and recommended a Full Pardon and Restoration of Full Civil Rights of Citizenship,’ Abbott said in a statement.”

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