Man Wrongly Incarcerated For 16 Years, Tragically Killed During Traffic Stop

An innocent man who had spent 16 years in prison in Florida before being exonerated in 2020 was tragically killed by a sheriff's deputy in Georgia during a traffic stop, officials said per NBC News. 

An innocent man who had spent 16 years in prison in Florida before being exonerated in 2020 was tragically killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia during a traffic stop, officials said per NBC News.  Leonard Cure, 53, had been wrongly convicted of armed robbery in Florida in 2003. He was released after new evidence proved his innocence, reports the NY Times. Since his release, Cure had been rebuilding his life, working in security, pursuing educational opportunities, and was on the way to purchasing his first home. However, this Monday Cure was shot by a deputy during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.  According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Camden County deputy, whose name was not released, initiated the stop due to Cure’s speeding. Cure was reportedly going 90 mph in a 70-speed limit zone.  Cure initially complied with the deputy’s commands but resisted arrest when he learned he was being detained. Cure “assaulted the deputy,” leading the deputy to use a Taser for a second time and baton, but “Cure still did not comply,” authorities said.  The deputy drew his firearm and shot Cure. He was provided medical attention by EMS but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, according to the GBI. #Clique, what are your thoughts?