An officer has been indicted on criminal charges in connection with an Iowan's death in Texas.
Officer Ernesto Fierro turned himself in to authorities at 5 p.m. Thursday.
grand jury found Fierro did "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
threaten William Livezey, Jr. with imminent bodily injury by causing the
vehicle driven by said defendant to drive toward William Livezey, Jr.,
and did then use or exhibit a deadly weapon..."
The grand jury also found Fierro subjected Livezey "to an arrest that the defendant knew was unlawful."
is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, official
oppression and three counts of reckless driving. Fierro was
released on $85,000 bond.
Iowan Bill Livezey was pulled over by
Fierro on Dec. 11 who was off-duty at the time.
witnesses told them Fierro was trying to run Livezey off the road.
Navarro County Sheriff's Office told KCCI when their deputies arrived,
Livezey said he was feeling ill and suffered a heart attack. Deputies
took the handcuffs off and started CPR.
An ambulance transported Livezey to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
KTVT-TV reported that the Livezey family has hired an attorney to pursue the case