(FeaturedNews.com) – In 2020, a man in Florida was exonerated after being wrongly incarcerated for 16 years. On Monday during a traffic stop that same man, Leonard Cure had been fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy.
The 53-year-old man had been accused in 2003 of having committed armed robbery in Florida, a charge which resulted in him spending over a decade and a half in jail. In 2020, he became the first person to be exonerated following a Conviction Review Unit from the state attorney’s office which determined that after looking into the case the man was innocent.
Following his release, Cure had found a job in security and had stated that he was hoping to be able to go to college, buy a home, and potentially work in broadcast radio production.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed in a news release that the man was shot on Monday morning while driving northbound on Interstate 95 during a traffic stop. According to the release, Cure had exited his car and complied with the requests of the deputy up until the moment he was informed that he was being arrested. At that point, he stopped complying which resulted in the deputy using a Taser.
In response, Cure allegedly “assaulted the deputy” which forced the deputy to use his taser and then baton. However, Cure continued to not comply, which is why the deputy ended up pulling a gun and shooting Cure.
EMS treated Cure who ended up losing his life following the shot. It is still unclear why Cure was stopped or what the reason for his arrest was.
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