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Monday, July 03, 2017

Cop Gets Off With Boating Violation for Handcuffing College Kid and Watching Him Drown

Nearly two years after Trooper Anthony Piercy was charged in the death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks with his hands cuffed behind his back, the case has been closed. 
Predictably, the offending officer is getting off with less than a slap on the wrist. 

For handcuffing a college student, negligently casting him into a lake, and watching as he drowned, Trooper Piercy pleaded guilty to a simple boating violation. 

On May 31, 2014. Trooper Piercy arrested Ellingson under suspicion of OWI and negligently placed the wrong life jacket over the handcuffed 20-year-old’s torso. Piercy then drove his patrol boat away from the scene at a high rate of speed. Ellingson was thrown from the craft when it struck a sizeable wake, the life jacket came off, and he drowned with his hands still in cuffs while Piercy callously watched on. 

“He’s an evil person,” Ellingson’s father Craig told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “The reason we decided to go to the plea deal was it was tainted down there,” in Morgan County, Missouri’s court system. 

During the investigation, it was determined that Piercy did little to nothing as he watched Ellingson drown.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

2nd degree murderer.

Anonymous said...

That cop should be drowned and revived as many times as possible until he can't be revived. Make him drown and die as many times as possible, then just die. He deserves nothing less.

lmclain said...

Two sets of laws.

Right up close and in your face.
Keep cheering.

Anonymous said...

Above the law. No wonder some people don't back the blue.