Leonard Cure’s family to file $16M lawsuit against Camden Sheriff’s Office, deputy involved in fatal shooting
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the shooting of Leonard Cure, who spent more than 16 years in prison in Florida before being exonerated in a 2003 robbery.
Would you use an app to talk to police after you get pulled over?
Traffic stops are the most common police interactions in the United States, but they can also be among the most dangerous, with risks for both law enforcement officers and civilians. A recent incident in Camden County, where a traffic stop escalated into a deadly shooting, has raised questions about the need for a safer approach to traffic stops. Civil rights activists are now pondering whether a different approach at the beginning of such stops could prevent such tragic outcomes.
VIDEO: GBI investigating 2022 traffic stop arrest involving deputy who shot exonerated Florida man
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a 2022 traffic stop that involves the same deputy who earlier this month shot and killed a former exonerated Florida man who deputies said was resisting arrest after he was pulled over and accused of speeding and reckless driving.
Georgia deputy who shot exonerated Florida man was fired in 2017 for using unnecessary force during traffic stop
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office deputy who shot and killed an exonerated Florida man during a struggle following a traffic stop on Interstate 95 was fired from the Kingsland Police Department in 2017 after violating the agency’s use of force policy during a traffic stop.
Retired JSO officer says Camden County deputy could have handled traffic stop differently to produce another outcome
A retired officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is weighing in on a deadly encounter between a 53-year-old man being pulled over for reckless driving and a Camden County sergeant.
What do deputies see when they pull you over? Former police supervisor answers big questions
As the Monday morning traffic stop death of Leonard Cure, 53, in Camden County remains under investigation, News4JAX is looking at what happens during a traffic stop, what officers and deputies know when they pull behind someone, and what can be done to minimize danger on both sides.
Dash cam video shows deadly encounter between Camden County Sheriff’s Office deputy, exonerated man during traffic stop
A Black man who spent more than 16 years imprisoned in Florida on a wrongful conviction was fatally shot Monday by a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Camden County man found guilty of aggravated assault against police during controversial drug raid sentenced to life
Varshan Brown was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday after he was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault against a police officer and other charges following a controversial 2021 drug raid in Camden County.
Police pursuit from Florida to Georgia ends with suspected robber in critical condition, shot 8 times: officials
A Georgia man led police on a pursuit across five counties from Florida to Georgia after robbing a Palm Coast gas station before being shot by a Camden County gas station clerk, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Camden County deputy indicted on charges related to January 2022 traffic stop
A deputy of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges that stem from a traffic stop that occurred almost a year to date, according to a news release Thursday from the District Attorney’s Office in Brunswick.
Operation Ghost Busted: 76 indicted in Southeast Georgia drug trafficking investigation
A newly-unsealed indictment names 76 people as part of a plan to move large amounts of drugs into Southeast Georgia, and much of the conspiracy operated from inside Georgia state prisons, the U.S. Department of Justice for the Southern District of Georgia announced Wednesday.
Mother found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery in 2019 death of 5-year-old
A woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery in the 2019 death of her 5-year-old son, Keith Higgins, the district attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, announced Thursday.
WATCH: Camden Co. vs. Raines in the Fortegra Basketball Invitational
Watch the Camden County Wildcats take on the Raines Vikings in the third round of the Fortegra Basketball Invitational on the campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. The Fortegra Basketball Invitational is brought to you by CSI Companies and High School 9:12.
Early voting for Senate runoff in Georgia ends Friday
Today is the last day to vote early in the Goergia. Democrat Raphael Warnock is facing challenger Herschel Walker in the runoff for the state’s open Senate seat. There’s already been record-breaking numbers in early voting. More than 1.4 million people have either voted in-person or requested a mail-in ballot.
3 Camden County Sheriff’s Office employees arrested, charged in inmate’s beating
Following an investigation that involved the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrests of three employees they said were involved in the beating of a 41-year-old inmate inside the county jail.
Attorneys call for criminal investigation after video shows man beaten by Camden County Detention Center deputies
Lawyers representing a 41-year-old man, who they say is seen on video being beaten by deputies at the Camden County Detention Center, are calling for a criminal investigation, according to a news release from an attorney who represents him.
20 people arrested in Camden County for DUI over Georgia-Florida weekend, authorities say
Twenty people were arrested in Camden County on charges of driving under the influence in this past weekend, according to authorities, who said most were either coming from the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville — or from parties where they were watching the game on TV.
Retired submariners, family members were gathered for St. Marys River cruise when metal walkway collapsed, injuring 17
Retired Navy submariners and their family members were making their way to a floating dock to get on a river cruise boat for a tour of the St. Marys River on Tuesday when the gangway collapsed, leaving 17 people injured, according to city officials.
Operation Guardian addresses school safety in Camden County
Guardian 2022 was supported by the following agencies and organizations, Camden County Emergency Management Agency, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Camden County Fire Rescue, Kingsland Police and Fire Departments, St. Marys Police and Fire Departments, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
Family seeks federal inquiry into Georgia drug raid death
Attorneys for the family of a Georgia woman killed by gunfire last year as sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at her cousin's home are calling for the Justice Department to investigate, arguing the deadly raid echoes the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.
Camden County deputies, Kingsland Police officer accused of racial profiling during ‘unlawful’ arrest
The NAACP Camden County Branch is accusing the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and the Kingsland Police Department of racially profiling and unlawfully arresting a young black male during a traffic stop.
Jacksonville pharmacist, ex-pharmacy owner sentenced after pleading guilty in pill mill investigation: feds
A Jacksonville pharmacist and a former pharmacy owner were sentenced after they both pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges related to a federal pill mill investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia said Friday.
Before booking into jail, officer expressed concern over man’s affiliation with Pagans Motorcycle Club
Digging deeper into the body camera footage obtained of a high-speed pursuit with a motorcyclist in St. Marys, Georgia, an officer and the motorcyclist’s girlfriend express concern at the scene of the traffic stop before the biker was taken to jail.
Pursuit through Southeast Georgia ends in St. Marys following series of PIT maneuvers
Investigators said a pursuit through Southeast Georgia that involved multiple law enforcement agencies started when police in St. Marys, Georgia, got a phone call from a man in South Carolina, who said his truck was stolen.
Camden County craving upscale dining
Camden County, GA is growing and craves new dining options. Jennifer Caywood-Williams is a chef and former contestant on Master Chef who has created a lane focused on bringing upscale dining to homes. She dropped by the River City Live studio to talk on the history of Southern Brunch and the many varieties of Shrimp and Grits. She talked about Camden’s burgeoning food scene and shared her take on the classic southern classic.
Lawsuit seeks to revoke FAA license for Camden County spaceport
Opponents of a proposed launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast are asking a court to throw out the project’s government license, saying the Federal Aviation Administration failed to correctly assess the risks of firing rockets over homes and a barrier island popular with tourists.