Bearden family files civil suit against Officer Adams

Sarah Bearden
Sarah Bearden

Posted by Amy Kelch - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The family of a young woman killed in a car crash has now filed a civil suit in the case against suspended Metro Police Officer James Adams.

Sarah Bearden was turning off Hurstbourne Lane near Westport Road when she was hit by Adams, who was off duty. A police report found that Adams was speeding and that 22-year-old Bearden did have alcohol in her system at the time of the crash. Earlier in January, Adams was suspended for 30 days without pay for violating standard operating procedure.

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