Texas officer charged in reckless driving case 2/22/14
February 22, 2014
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — An East Texas police officer has been charged in a reckless driving investigation prompted by the death of an Iowa motorist who witnesses say was run off the road.
Ernesto Fierro turned himself in at the Parker County jail Thursday and later was released on an $85,000 bond. He's charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, official oppression and three counts of reckless driving.
The officer in the town of Malakoff, 70 miles southeast of Dallas, was off-duty riding his personal motorcycle when the December incident occurred in Navarro County.
Seventy-year-old William Livezey, along with witnesses, called 911 claiming Fierro was trying to force Livezey off the road. When deputies arrived, Livezey was in handcuffs and said he wasn't feeling well.
He was taken to a hospital where he died.