On 12/23/2019, the lawsuit Seaman v. Seneca County Board of Commissioners was filed. The defendants listed included: Sheriff William Eckelberry, Officer Brooks, Officer Branson, Officer Barton and Officer Castanine.

The case cause was under the Civil Rights Act 42:1983 with a demand of $25,000.

According to documents acquired by PACER – Public Access to Court Electronic Records, case #3:2019cv02962was dropped on 2/27/2020. The last document filed was an Order of Case Dismissal under FRCP 41(a)(1) – which is a Voluntary Dismissal by the Plaintiff.

We reached out to Michele Seaman for a statement on the termination. She responded back by Facebook Messenger saying “I am the admin on the estate. I have no comment at this time.”