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Henry Bennett III, 19
Belle Glade, Florida
January 16, 2016

Agencies: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Florida | Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE

Cause of death: shooting

Last updated: over 2 years ago

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One person died after a deputy-involved shooting in Belle Glade Saturday morning.

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June 2016 Family wants answers about shooting

Two years after the Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a Bennett six seconds after stopping him for driving without a seat-belt, the agency agreed to pay $325,000 to the teen’s family to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.

The settlement with the family of Henry Bennett III was the latest one in a string of payouts Sheriff Ric Bradshaw has made to end lawsuits accusing his deputies of using excessive force. In two years, he agreed to pay an estimated $7 million to settle more than a half-dozen similar lawsuits.

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January 2016 Prayer walk for Justice