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  • Warning, offensive language: Trooper talks with supervisor after Brandon Ellingson's death

    Warning: offensive language. Trooper Anthony Piercy called a supervisor at 6:28 p.m. May 31, 2014, about an hour after Brandon Ellingson drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks. Piercy placed the call from the boat of Cpl. David Echternacht. A microphone picked up Piercy’s side of the conversation.

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Missouri to pay millions for student’s drowning in handcuffs

The settlement, reached earlier this week and announced Thursday morning, ends a civil lawsuit Brandon Ellingson’s family filed in federal court nearly two years ago. The family alleged that Trooper Anthony Piercy — as well as the state and Missouri Highway Patrol — were liable for the young man’s death in the Lake of the Ozarks.

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