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Ex-trooper dismisses lawsuits filed after handcuffed man's death
Posted: 5:20 PM, Feb 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-17 18:21:10-05
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A Missouri appeals court has ruled that the former superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol overstepped her authority when she fired a trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was
has dismissed three lawsuits he filed over losing his law enforcement license. driving a boat when an Iowa man fell out and drowned
The Missouri Attorney General's Office says
voluntarily dismissed lawsuits against the patrol, the state Department of Public Safety and the department's director. Anthony Piercy
He will receive more than $200,000 in back pay for agreeing
or to not to be reinstated to the patrol . protest his peace officer's license being revoked , died in May 2014 at the Lake of the Ozarks after he fell out of a boat while handcuffed after Piercy arrested him. Brandon Ellingson, of Clive, Iowa
All three lawsuits were dismissed Feb. 11, according to court records.
41 Action News contributed to this report.
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