Former Missouri Trooper Involved in Clive Man’s Drowning Death Files Lawsuit

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MISSOURI — A former Missouri state trooper who lost his law enforcement license after being involved in the drowning death of an Iowa man is suing to get it back.

Anthony Piercy filed a lawsuit against the Department of Public Safety and the agency’s director this week.

Piercy was convicted of misdemeanor negligent operation of a vehicle after the drowning of 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson of Clive. Ellingson died after falling out of a patrol boat while handcuffed at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014.

Piercy lost his patrol job and can’t get it back without his peace officer license.

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