In 2004, Floyd was convicted on a drug charge for an alleged sale of $10 of crack cocaine in Texas.
At the time, Floyd pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 months of jail time, according to a resolution put forth by the Harris County Commissioners Court.
Shareeduh Tate, Floyd’s cousin and president of the George Floyd Foundation, addressed the Commissioners Court on Tuesday ahead of the vote.
Tera Brown, another cousin of Floyd, also expressed her full support of the pardon.
“I think that this is a phenomenal opportunity to fix the miscarriage of just in George’s case,” Brown said.
With the passing of this resolution, the court has officially requested the pardon — but it’s now up to the Board of Pardons and Paroles and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to sign off.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.