May 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
James Flowers, Democratic Candidate for Richland County Sheriff, instrumental in obtaining justice for the Zachary Hammond family.
COLUMBIA, SC – COLUMBIA, SC – James Flowers, a former SLED Senior Special Agent and Democratic Candidate for Richland County Sheriff was instrumental in obtaining justice for the Zachary Hammond family. Zachary Hammond was a 17 year old teen who was shot and killed by Seneca, South Carolina Police Officer Mark Tiller. Flowers was hired as an expert witness by the family’s attorney Bland Richter, LLP to review the case, including the video of the shooting of Zachary.
“Flowers’ report moved the attorneys for the Seneca Police Department”, says the Hammond family attorney Eric Bland. “The attorneys were worried after reviewing James’ (Flowers) report.” Bland states that “Flowers’ report was the most detailed and thorough of any of the family’s expert witnesses.”
The strength of Flowers’ report was a significant factor in the case settling for $2,150,000.00. “The in-depth and thorough analysis Flowers provided was persuasive in moving the Seneca Police Departments position so that they settled”, says Bland. “Flowers doesn’t only see it the way of the police but he is objective”, says Bland.
James Flowers is a democratic candidate for Sheriff in Richland County S.C. The primary election is June 14th.