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A Black Man Who Was Wrongfully Imprisoned for 16 Years Shot Dead by Georgia Officer

HeadlineOct 18, 2023

Back in the U.S., in Georgia, a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years for a crime he did not commit was killed by police Monday. Leonard Allan Cure, a Black man, was driving on a highway in Camden County, near the Georgia-Florida state line, when a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over, reportedly for speeding. The officer notified Cure he’d be arrested, before shocking Cure with a Taser at least twice, beating him with a baton and then fatally shooting him. The 53-year-old was released from a Florida prison in 2020 after he was exonerated for an armed robbery conviction from 2004. Since his release, he often gave inspirational talks to high school students and had plans to go to college.

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