Chris Kelly, arrested for ‘walking while Black’ in 2019, sues ICPD officers, a county attorney, Iowa City and Johnson County

Chris Kelly, an Iowa City resident who was arrested by Iowa City Police officers in a case a federal judge later called “a story of ‘walking while black,’” has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers who arrested him, an assistant Johnson County Attorney, as well as both Iowa City and Johnson County. The lawsuit […]

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Iowa Freedom Riders leader Mazin Mohamedali reaches plea deal with the Johnson County Attorney’s Office

Attorneys for Mazin Mohamedali, one of the leaders of the Iowa Freedom Riders, announced on Friday afternoon their client will enter into a plea deal with the Johnson County Attorney’s Office. In return for Mohamedali pleading guilty to a single simple misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, other charges recently filed against him will be dropped […]

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Johnson County Attorney rules ICPD officers were justified in shooting suspect

The shooting of a criminal suspect by two Iowa City Police Department officers last month was justified, Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness announced on Friday. ICPD Officer Alex Stricker and ICPD Officer Travis Neeld “acted with reasonable force in defending themselves and others,” when they discharged their weapons on May 9, striking Michael Cintron-Caceres, according to a statement from the county attorney’s office. […]

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