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Iowa Attorney General’s Office concludes fatal shooting by CRPD officers was justified

Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks has closed the investigation into a fatal shooting of William Rich by two Cedar Rapids Police Department officers on Aug. 30. Maybanks’ decision follows a review of the shooting by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office […]

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Cedar Rapids Police release body-cam footage from fatal police shooting after protest

Shortly after noon on Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Police Department released body-camera footage of the fatal shooting of William Rich by CRPD officers on Aug. 30. The release of footage came two days after protesters marched from police headquarters to […]

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Protesters march in Cedar Rapids to demand more information in fatal police shooting (Updated)

Update: On Wednesday night, Advocates for Social Justice announced the scheduled protest for Thursday evening was “on hold” because “The Rich family had been provided the opportunity to view the [CRPD body-camera] footage.” Protesters demanding more information about the fatal […]

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Linn County Attorney rules CRPD officers were justified in shooting suspect

After reviewing the actions of two Cedar Rapids police officers who shot a suspect during a traffic stop on July 30, Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks has concluded the officers acted “to avoid injury or risk to their lives and […]

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Man drives his truck into protesters marching for abortion rights in Cedar Rapids

A man drove his pickup truck into protesters crossing a street in Cedar Rapids on Friday night. This happened at the end of a march in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade and eliminating the […]

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Cedar Rapidians invited to weigh in on police oversight work through online ‘idea wall’

In response to public demands for more oversight of the police department, the Cedar Rapids City Council voted in February 2021 to create the Citizen Review Board (CRB), which held its first meeting in July last year. Now the CRB […]

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CRCSD recommends removing school resource officers from middle schools

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) presented its recommended changes to the school resource officer program during Monday’s Board of Education meeting. A total of 14 recommendations were shared by district staff during the three-hour-long meeting, including removing the […]

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‘If we’re not educated, how can we fight?’: Rally in Greene Square Park addresses human trafficking in Iowa

Driving through Cedar Rapids gave Heather Brown goosebumps. To the dozens of people gathered at Greene Square Park on Friday, Brown shared the story of the first time she was trafficked in the area during a football game at the […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council appoints first members of the new citizen review board

Nine residents of Cedar Rapids have been selected to serve on the independent citizen review board overseeing the city’s police department. Program Manager April Wing told the Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday the city received 71 applications from residents […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council approves $8 million settlement in CRPD shooting of Jerime Mitchell

The Cedar Rapids City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the $8 million settlement agreement in the civil lawsuit filed by Jerime Mitchell and his wife Bracken. The Mitchells filed their lawsuit against the City of Cedar Rapids and former […]

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Cedar Rapids prepares to select citizens for its new police review board

The application deadline is quickly approaching for anyone interested in serving on the citizen review board that will oversee the Cedar Rapids Police Department. The City of Cedar Rapids began accepting applications in mid-February and will stop on Monday, May […]

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Linn County Attorney: Fatal shooting of suspect by CRPD officer was justified

The Linn County Attorney’s Office has determined that Cedar Rapids Police Officer Kyzer Moore was legally justified when he fatally shot Arnell States in February while responding to a stabbing incident. County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said he came to […]

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