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Coralville City Councilmember says he has ‘zero tolerance’ for Black Lives Matter, calls it ‘a bunch of criminals’

During the public comments period of the Coralville City Council’s Tuesday Zoom meeting, multiple residents inquired about the city’s efforts to oversee and potentially reform the Coralville Police Department, as protesters have demanded. Twice, Councilmember Tom Gill interrupted responses to these questions from his fellow city councilmembers by pointing out there was a work session slated to discuss issues of racial justice following the meeting. […]

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Coralville is quiet, one glass panel is broken in Iowa City as protests over racism and police violence continue

People gathered in front of the Coralville Police Department on Monday to protest racism and police violence, and express solidarity with others around the country moved to action following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Some held signs, some chanted, some chalked messages on the sidewalk. Even though the protest was peaceful, […]

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Police: Iowa City man bites off another man’s finger

Coralville Finger Bite

A fight broke out Saturday that ended with felony charges and a severed finger, Coralville police say. Shortly before 4 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of 19th Avenue in Coralville after hearing reports of a subject who had his finger “bitten off.” During their investigation, officers determined that two men had been involved […]

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