US Man Wrongfully Imprisoned Shot and Killed by Police

( – On Monday, a 53-year-old black man was shot by police and later succumbed to his injuries.

While on his way to see his mother in Georgia, Leonard Cure was pulled over for an alleged speeding violation. After stopping his car, Cure complied with the police officer and stepped out of his vehicle. Cure obeyed the deputy until he perceived he was to be arrested. Cure then attacked the officer, and a struggle ensued. The deputy failed to gain control of Cure, so he used his taser and baton on him. Unable to overpower Cure, the policeman ended up shooting him at the conclusion of their fight. Paramedics arrived at the scene and did their best to resuscitate Cure. Unfortunately, he did not make it due to his injuries. The incident is still under investigation, and the police officer has not been named.

Three years ago, Cure was exonerated from prison after spending 16 years locked up. At the onset, he was going to serve his life in prison. He was wrongfully convicted of assault and of robbing a Walgreens in Florida. Cure was freed from prison and had taken up a residency in an Atlanta suburb. He was vindicated in August by being awarded $817,000 for his many years behind bars.

The Innocence Project of Florida is a corporation devoted to criminal justice system reform. Serving as his representative, the Innocence Project supported Cure throughout his appeal. Seth Miller works as the executive director at IPF. Saddened by Cure’s death, Miller said he could not fathom what it would be like to see his child wrongly imprisoned. He then lamented what a wild rollercoaster ride it would be to see him receive a life sentence, be pronounced not guilty, be released, and then be shot dead. A spokesperson from IPF noted Cure wanted to earn a music production degree. He was soon going to be the proud owner of a house.

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