Legal Defense

Legal Defense

From Marie McCurrie

First and foremost, thank you for considering making a donation to Franklyn's legal defense fund. Project Freedom "Justice for Franklyn McCurrie" has been established out of necessity to help fund some of the legal an...

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First and foremost, thank you for considering making a donation to Franklyn's legal defense fund. Project Freedom "Justice for Franklyn McCurrie" has been established out of necessity to help fund some of the legal and litigation related expenses in connection with The state of  Florida V. Franklyn McCurrie.  All money raised by the Fund will be used solely for legal and related expenses. No money will be used for personal expenses of any kind.

As one can imagine, the past five years has been  extraordinarily difficult. From losing a job that  he loved, to being publicly humiliated and ostracized, and now to being wrongfully charged and convicted with a crime, he could never have imagined being in this position a year ago. However, due to the high profile nature of this case and the concerted effort of some of individuals to discredit and smear his reputation, it has become impossible for him to gain employment and finance a solid defense team on his own. The toll this matter has taken on his wife, their two children, family and friends has been incredible; not to mention Franklyn, who suffered with depression and post-traumatic stress. While trying to exhibit strength, their lives have been turned upside down, he is determined to clear his name and restore a sense of normalcy for his wife, children and family. This fund will aid in ensuring that truth and justice prevails.

Franklyn MCcurrie is an intelligent, young African American man who in pursuit of the American dream. He is former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy,who was passionate about helping our community to become a better place. At the age of 20 years old, he applied with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and was hired within that same year; he was the youngest black deputy with the Sheriff’s Office at that time. He completed the academy and successfully passed the Florida Law Enforcement Examination and was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in August of 2009. He successfully completed 3 months of field training with a senior deputy sheriff, and was approved by the command staff to ride solo going forward. Franklyn was very liked by his fellow deputies and executive officers, who applauded him for his professionalism and taking his position seriously.

January 23, 2010, his life was changed and altered; he was involved in a tragic traffic accident that involved a death. Franklyn was hurt and wounded deeply by the lost of the young victim. To this day he is still haunted by the January 23rd 2010 accident. He was fired 4 months later and charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving.  For 5 years his life was put on hold; he was criticized and treated as a felon. No corporation, nor employment agency would hire him, and to this day he is not able to find employment. Within those 5 years, he re-enrolled in college, completed his Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems. In addition to that he also found love in the eye of the storm. Going on for 3 years strong, he married Marie McCurrie; fathered his one and only son, Micah Mason McCurrie, currently 9 months old.  In 2015 he legally adopted his wife’s niece as his own daughter; her mother unfortunately passed from cancer 3 years earlier. Through all the ups and down in Franklyn’s life, he accepted the calling of God upon his life and was ordained as a minister. He continues to dedicate his life to sharing the good news, and his testimony. Franklyn is a loving, compassionate gentle soul, caught in front of the barrel of the unjust court system.

On April 17, 2015 Franklyn was found guilty of vehicular homicide, guilty of 2 counts of reckless driving with bodily damage, and not guilty of 2 counts reckless driving with property damage. As of April 17, 2015, he will be the very first police officer in the state of Florida to be convicted and sentenced for vehicular homicide. A 2012 Sun-sentinel investigation report showed 320 police involved vehicle crashes and 19 deaths in a seven year period. All officers involved were never charged, charges were dropped, and/or were acquitted of the charges. I reiterate, “Franklyn McCurrie, a 27 year old black officer, will be the very first police officer in the state of Florida to be convicted and sentenced for vehicular homicide”. Family, friends, associates and fellow parishioners, Franklyn is in need of your support during this trying time. We are crying out for justice! He was wrongfully convicted, and we are appealing for a new trial and/or dismissal of all charges against him. We appeal to you today for your financial support; we have set a goal of $100,000 dollars for his legal defense. Contributions of any amount is greatly appreciated. 100% of all proceeds collected goes towards his legal and related expenses. I beseech you family, friends, associates and fellow parishioners to stand with us, as we fight for justice.The fight is not over...we want justice for Franklyn and we are in desperate need of your help!   VisitWWW.KBIAM.Org/Justice for detailed description and supporting documents.

*Supporters who prefer to contribute via check, please make checks payable to "Kingdom Builders International Apostolic Ministries Inc." In the memo section write, "Project Freedom" . Mail checks to 3193 NW 32nd Court Oakland Park, FL 33309. Thank you!

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