The case of a Clive, Iowa man who drowned while in the custody of Missouri troopers is getting another look from a special prosecutor.
The special prosecutor that four months ago said she wouldn’t charge a Highway Patrol trooper in the drowning of an Iowa man while in that trooper’s custody now says she is reviewing the case after getting new information.
The Kansas City Star reports Amanda Grellner has had witnesses re-interviewed in recent weeks, including a couple who saw Brandon Ellingson in the water on the Lake of the Ozarks minutes before he drowned. She won’t comment about what is being reviewed or specifics of the investigation.
Brandon Ellingson died May 31 after falling out of a Patrol boat while handcuffed and after the lifejacket that had been improperly placed on him, slid off.