Brandon Ellingson

Appeals Court Rules Missouri Trooper Unlawfully Fired After Iowa Boater Died in His Custody

MISSOURI  —  A second Missouri court has ruled that the state trooper whose actions lead to the drowning death of a metro man shouldn’t have been fired.  However that doesn’t mean he’ll be getting his job back. Former state trooper Anthony Piercy was fired by the Missouri Highway Patrol in 2017 following a lengthy investigation […]

Missouri Trooper on Leave After Clive Man’s Drowning Returns to Work

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri – According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the trooper who was driving a boat when a Clive man drowned has been allowed to return to work. The tropper, Anthony Piercy, was placed on administrative leave following the May 31 drowning at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Sgt. […]

Prosecutor Reviewing Ellingson’s Death Claims She Was Being Blackmailed

DES MOINES, Iowa – The special prosecutor reviewing the case of a Clive man who drowned while in the custody of a Missouri State High Patrol trooper has asked to be removed from the case citing a conflict.  Brandon Ellingson, 20, drowned while handcuffed and in police custody for alleged drunk boating at the Lake […]

Ellingson Family Files Lawsuits Against Missouri Patrol Over Son’s Drowning

DES MOINES, Iowa — The parents of Brandon Ellingson have filed two federal lawsuits accusing the Missouri State Highway Patrol of negligence in connection with their son’s drowning death while under a trooper’s custody in May, according to the family’s attorney. The Des Moines Register reports the Ellingsons believe negligence by the officer who detained […]

Ellingson Family Hopes Lawsuits Expose Truth

CLIVE, Iowa — Brandon Ellingson’s parents have filed two federal lawsuits. Their son drowned while in custody of a Missouri state highway trooper back in May at the Lake of the Ozarks. Ellingson was handcuffed in a police boat after getting cited for being drunk. He either fell or jumped into the water and drowned. […]

Vigil Planned to Honor Brandon Ellingson

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Clive family is questioning an officer’s actions in the death of their son. Bandon Ellingson drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri this summer. Ellingson was handcuffed on a police boat for suspicion of drunken boating. Ellingson either jumped or fell out of the boat and drowned when […]

Hearing Held in Missouri After Clive Man’s Drowning in Police Custody

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Testimony began Wednesday morning to discuss safety at the Lake of the Ozarks. The meeting was announced just eight days after a jury ruled Brandon Ellingson`s drowning an accident. In May, a state trooper handcuffed the 20-year-old Clive man for suspicion of boating while intoxicated. Authorities say he then fell or […]

Missouri Lawmakers Discuss Merger That May Have Impacted Clive Man’s Drowning

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — The drowning death of a Clive man is now part of a Statehouse hearing in Missouri. Twenty-year-old Brandon Ellingson drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks on May 31st, while handcuffed and in police custody. Lawmakers in Missouri are now trying to determine if a merger between the Highway Patrol and […]