Leonard Allen Cure
Leonard Allen Cure, a 53-year-old man who had served 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, was shot and killed on October 16, 2023, by a Camden County, Georgia, USA, sheriff’s deputy.
Leonard Allen Cure, 53, who had served 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, was shot and killed by a Camden County, Georgia, USA, sheriff’s deputy on October 16, 2023. Cure was convicted in 2003 for armed robbery, in 2020 after a retrial, the court acquitted Cure and released him from prison. After his release, Cure found a job, bought a new house and was about to enroll in a music college.
However, at 7:30 a.m. on October 16, 2023, a Camden County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop of Leonard Cure’s vehicle for speeding, at the request of the police officer, whose identity is not disclosed, Cure exited the vehicle and obeyed him until he knew he would be arrested. When he refused to comply with the deputy’s instructions, the deputy tasered Cure twice and struck him several times with a baton before shooting him. Emergency personnel treated Leonard Allen Cure but were unable to save him; Cure died at the hospital from his injuries and wounds.
The distraught mother of the deceased Leonard Cure has hired a lawyer to represent her interests in court. She intends to seek fair punishment for the police officers responsible for her son’s death.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“I can only imagine what it’s like to know your son is innocent and watch him be sentenced to life in prison, to be exonerated and … then be told that once he’s been freed, he’s been shot dead,” the Innocence Project’s executive director Mr Miller said to the Associated Press.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against law enforcement negligence and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.