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Cedar Rapids Police Department continues to face criticism, questions about officer-involved shooting

The Cedar Rapids Police Department continues to face criticism after declining to release dashboard camera video from the Nov. 1 officer-involved shooting that left Jerime ‘Danky’ Mitchell paralyzed. During a Tuesday city council meeting, a mass of people gathered in the hallway to protest the lack of answers about what happened. Members of Mitchell’s family […]

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Man paralyzed following shooting by Cedar Rapids police officer

A man shot last week by a Cedar Rapids police officer during a traffic stop has been paralyzed from the neck down, according to published comments from his family. The incident is currently under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, but a number of questions remain including the reason for the traffic stop […]

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Officer-involved shooting and accident in Cedar Rapids

An officer-involved shooting stemming from a traffic stop in Cedar Rapids this morning is now under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The shooting occurred shortly after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday near St. Luke’s Hospital, according to a press release. A police officer had stopped a 37-year-old man when an altercation began, during which […]

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Cedar Rapids police investigating fatal stabbing

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing incident this morning that left an 18-year-old man dead. Police officers responded to a call around 2 a.m. at 6725 College Park Court SW, according to a press release. Emergency medical care was initiated at the scene and the victim was taken to Mercy Medical […]

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Some Cedar Rapids residents head home as water recedes

As the Cedar River began its slow descent from peak flood stage, a shrinking evacuation area meant some area residents were able to go home Wednesday. Cedar Rapids City Manager Jeff Pomeranz said during a Wednesday morning press conference that individuals were allowed to return to about 2,500 homes and businesses. Not everyone has been […]

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UPDATED: 13-year-old girl killed in Cedar Rapids shooting

Update: Cedar Rapids police identified the 13-year-old girl as Ireshia Parks, according to a Wednesday press release. The State Medical Examiner in Ankeny is expected to perform an autopsy. The three male suspects who were taken into custody on Tuesday were charged. A 13-year old juvenile was charged with involuntary manslaughter, carrying weapons and interference […]

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UPDATED: Cedar Rapids Police shooting leaves man dead

Updated: Names of the officers involved in the shooting, Jeremiah White and Ashleigh Steil, were released Thursday following interviews with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Both officers were hired in 2008 and were placed on administrative leave following the shooting under Cedar Rapids Police Department policy. Previous Story: One man died after an officer-involved […]

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