Iowa City Police officer shot by BB gun, suspect shot by police on Riverside Drive

An Iowa City Police officer was “shot multiple times” by a suspect armed with a BB gun on Monday afternoon. The officer fired his weapon striking the suspect. ICPD has not named either the officer or the suspect. Both were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition, according to a statement from the ICPD. […]

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Letter to the Editor: In support of IC Interim Police Chief Kelsay

Iowa City

By Mary Gravitt, Iowa City I am perfectly satisfied with Interim Chief Troy Kelsay being Iowa City’s permanent police chief. The reason for this he is well educated and experienced: Kelsay was the ICPD’s captain of field operations — he has been with the ICPD since 1991. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001, to […]

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Police: Armed Missouri man pulls out loaded gun magazine at Ped Mall bar, gets into scuffle with staff

A man from Bowling Green, Missouri was arrested Wednesday night in the Ped Mall after allegedly pulling out a loaded gun magazine while being kicked out by bar staff, according to the Iowa City Police Department. Police were called to the Ped Mall shortly after 10 p.m. after receiving a report about a man with […]

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UI asked to explain delayed crime alert with #ExplainIowa campaign

The hashtag campaign #ExplainIowa began today, demanding an explanation from University of Iowa officials for their lag time in issuing a crime alert following a reported assault. The alleged assault occurred on Saturday, Apr. 30 and was not reported to Iowa City Police Department until Monday, May 2. The University of Iowa did not issue a […]

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ICPD Body Cameras: Here’s what we know

Body Cams

On Sept. 16, the Iowa City City Council approved $211,000 in funding for the Iowa City Police Department to purchase 84 body cameras — enough to cover the entire force. The use of officer-worn body cameras has become increasingly common in recent years, though rules and regulations stipulating their use varies widely across the country, […]

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Bar patrol: Where IC police are stopping, and how often

Union Bar

The City of Iowa City released its August 2014 bar check report earlier this month, breaking down where police in Iowa City are stopping, and how often. The report incorporates stops by both the Iowa City police department and University of Iowa police, with sections delineating the number of times officers st […]

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IC resident gives impeccable lesson on how to get arrested

When you’re driving past a police officer shortly after midnight in Iowa City, what goes through your mind? Chances are you’ll double-check that speedometer, glance in your rear view mirror and continue driving peacefully, right? One thing that you definitely don’t want to do is yell, “Fuck the police!” At around 12:44 a.m. this morning, […]

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