UPDATE: The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it has not entered into a settlement agreement of any kind with Dontrell Stephens and has not agreed to pay more than the statutorily required $200,000.
The sheriff's office also said it will oppose any attempt by Stephens to force PBSO to pay any more than the $200,000 statutory cap by legislative action.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has come to an agreement with a man who was shot in the back by a sheriff's deputy in 2012. However, the state Legislature will still have to approve it.
On Monday, it was decided that Dontrell Stephens may receive $25 million from the agency. Stephens was shot in the back by Deputy Adams Lin.
In September, a federal appeals court threw out a $22.4 million verdict against the sheriff’s office in the case.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has already paid Stephens $200,000 but won't give him the rest until the Florida Legislature passes a claims bill.
That could take several years to happen, and Stephens still may not get any more money unless the state signs off.