The Florida Clemency Board on Thursday pardoned Jim Morrison, the deceased singer for the legendary rock group The Doors, according to the Associated Press.
Morrison was pardoned for an indecent exposure conviction following a drunken 1969 performance in Miami during which authorities said he exposed himself to the crowd. He died in 1971 while his case remained on appeal.
In recent weeks, Gov. Charlie Crist drew the attention of media worldwide by saying that as a member of the Clemency Board he would seek a pardon for Morrison before leaving office. Crist said he reviewed Morrison’s case and found there was no evidence he exposed himself during the concert.
The board — which includes Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, Attorney General Bill McCollum, and Commissioner of Agriculture Charles Bronson — voted unanimously to pardon Morrison, AP reports.
Crist’s request to even place the pardon on the board’s docket drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which questioned whether it should take scrutiny off other more important cases.