MO Pays $9 Million in Drowning Death of Handcuffed Boater

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The state of Missouri will pay $9 million to the family of an Iowa college student who drowned in handcuffs while in the custody of a state trooper at the Lake of the Ozarks in May 2014, reports the Kansas City Star. The settlement, announced Thursday, ends a federal civil court lawsuit by Brandon Ellingson’s family. It is the largest wrongful-death settlement paid by . . .

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