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Grand jury to review Cedar Rapids police shooting

A grand jury will be convened to determine whether criminal charges are warranted following the use of deadly force by Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones on Nov. 1, which left Jerime “Danky” Mitchell paralyzed. The decision, announced in a Friday press release by Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden, came after the Iowa Division […]

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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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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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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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