What are you searching for? BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott Pardons Sgt. Daniel Perry Following Murder Conviction – ‘Self-Defense…Cannot Be Nullified’

On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) pardoned Sgt. Daniel Perry, a Texas man who was convicted last year for the murder of Garrett Foster during a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020.

Perry was found guilty of murder last year by an Austin-based grand jury after the Army sergeant defended himself from a man pointing a rifle at him during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin in 2020. At the time, the Austin Police Department did not pursue charges, given that it was a justified shooting. However, Soros-funded Austin District Attorney Jose Garza took action and, in so doing, reportedly withheld evidence from the jury, according to the detective on the case.

Gov. Abbott swore to pardon Perry, writing in April 2023, “Texas has one of the strongest ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws of self-defense that cannot be nullified by a jury or a progressive District Attorney. Unlike the President or some other states, the Texas Constitution limits the Governor’s pardon authority to only act on a recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Texas law DOES allow the Governor to request the Board of Pardons and Paroles to determine if a person should be granted a pardon.” After over a year of waiting, the Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles finally considered Perry’s sentence.

“The investigative efforts encompassed a meticulous review of pertinent documents, from police reports to court records, witness statements, and interviews with individuals linked to the case,” a statement from the Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles said. “After a thorough examination of the amassed information, the parole board reached a decision on May 16, 2024. The Board voted unanimously to recommend a full pardon and restoration of firearm rights.”

Following the Board’s decision, Gov. Abbott officially pardoned Perry, saying in a statement, “I thank the board for its thorough investigation, and I approve their pardon recommendation.”