Wrongfully Convicted Black Man Killed by Georgia Deputy During Traffic Stop

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is conducting an independent investigation of the police shooting and killing of a Black man who was recently released from prison after being wrongfully convicted, Derrick Bryson Taylor reports for the New York Times. Leonard Allan Cure spent more than 16 years in prison for armed robbery before being released in 2020 as the first person exonerated by the Broward State Attorney’s Office Conviction Review Unit. Cure was pulled over for speeding by an unidentified Camden County deputy and was compliant until being placed under arrest, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy reportedly used a Taser twice and a baton to subdue Cure, who refused to comply, before drawing his gun and shooting him. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave and the results of the G.B.I. investigation will be turned over to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit district attorney’s office for review. 


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