Cole County Judge Rules Firing of State Trooper Unlawful

A Cole County Judge is ruling the firing of a Missouri State Trooper involved in the drowning death of a man was unlawful.

The ruling was made yesterday (Wednesday) in the lawsuit against the Missouri State Highway Patrol where former trooper Anthony Piercy says Superintendent Sandra Karsten overstepped her boundaries by firing him.

Judge Patricia Joyce in her ruling notes in her ruling the superintendent is only allowed the extreme remedy of removal only when a panel of the employee’s peers finds the removal appropriate.

Piercy’s lawsuit is also seeking that the patrol reinstate him.

The judge wrote that this part of the lawsuit will require a hearing.

Latest News:

KWWR Sports Report 5/22/2024

KWWR Sports Report 5/22/2024 The North Callaway Thunderbirds high school baseball team punched their ticket to the state quarterfinals after defeating Clark County 2-1 in Sectionals in Auxvasse on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Thunderbirds starting pitcher Keaton Bell threw a complete game and struck out seven batters. North Callaway will face Duchesne in the quarterfinals.…Continue Reading

KWWR Sports Report 5/15/2024

KWWR Sports Report 5/15/2024 The Mexico High School baseball team had their season come to an end with a 1-0 loss to Father Tolton in the Class 4 District 8 Tournament on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Sam Ryan was starting pitcher for Mexico and went six innings, striking out two batters with zero walks. Drew…Continue Reading

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});