Settlement reached between LMPD, Bearden family in fatal accident

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WHAS11.com

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 12:57 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A settlement was reached between the Louisville Metro Police Department and the family of Sarah Bearden in relation to a fatal accident in 2010 involving an off-duty officer.

Bearden was hit and killed on Hurstbourne Parkway in May 2010.  A police report showed Detective James Adams, who was off duty, was driving more than 80 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. The same report showed Bearden had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit and failed to yield the right of way.

Sources tell WHAS11 that the LMPD has agreed to pay $700,000 to the Beaden family.  This settlement avoids a costly trial.

Adams was suspended for 30 days without pay in January 2011.

 

 

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