May 16, 2017

Sheriff's office has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of Seth Adams

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of the man killed by a deputy.

The sheriff's office has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of Seth Adams.

In 2012, Adams was on his family's Loxahatchee Groves property when he was shot and killed by Sgt. Michael Custer

His parents, Richard and Lydia Adams spoke with reporters today.

"This agreement by PBSO and Sgt. Custer is an acknowledgement that the shooting of Seth by Sgt. Custer was unjustified," Richard Adams said

In a statement, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office said "as a general policy the Sheriff's Office does not comment on any legal settlements because each case has its own set of unique legal complexities and issues. Each case is settled based on those complexities and always in the best interest of the Palm Beach County tax payers."

Adams' attorney, Wallace McCall accused the sheriff's office of destroying evidence, interfering with the investigation and cover-ups.

The full article can be viewed here.