Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt

 

 

Age: 63

 

Summary: former leader of the Black Panther Party whose murder conviction was overturned in 1997 after he had spent 27 years in prison for a crime he maintained he did not commit, but who settled a false imprisonment and civil rights lawsuit against the FBI and city of Los Angeles for $4.5 million in 2000.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack

 

Born: September 13, 1947

 

Died: June 2, 2011

 

Location: Arusha, Tanzania