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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 who wanted to serve on the board. The city accepted applications from residents from mid-February […]

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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 that conclusion after reviewing the report prepared by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) […]

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Investigators release name of Cedar Rapids Police officer who fatally shot a suspect last month

Cedar Rapids Police officer Kyzer Moore has been identified by the Iowa Department of Public Safety as the officer who fatally shot Arnell States last month while responding to a stabbing incident. The Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating the shooting, at the request of the Cedar Rapids Police Department. […]

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Lucas Jones claims he didn’t lie, just ‘misremembered’ events, as he appeals his firing by CRPD

The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission heard nearly 21 hours of testimony over two days as it considers the appeal filed by fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones. The testimony, beginning Tuesday, centered around what happened during a traffic stop on Oct. 30, 2016. The Cedar Rapids Police Department said Jones lied about turning […]

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