Former trooper dismisses lawsuits in fight for reinstatement

(AP) A former Highway Patrol trooper has dropped his lawsuits, ending his fight to regain his law enforcement license.

Anthony Piercy had been fighting for reinstatement to the patrol for a few years now.

He was fired from the patrol after an incident at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014. Brandon Ellingson, 20, of Iowa fell out of a boat and drowned after Piercy had arrested and handcuffed him.

The attorney general’s office says Piercy will receive more than $200,000 in back pay in exchange for ending his dispute over his license being revoked.

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