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Cedar Rapids City Council approves $8 million settlement in CRPD shooting of Jerime Mitchell

The Cedar Rapids City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the $8 million settlement agreement in the civil lawsuit filed by Jerime Mitchell and his wife Bracken. The Mitchells filed their lawsuit against the City of Cedar Rapids and former […]

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City of Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend former officer Lucas Jones

The City of Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend former Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones against the civil lawsuit filed by Jerime Mitchell and his wife Bracken, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The city incurred $688,000 in legal […]

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Cedar Rapids man paralyzed in 2016 police shooting to receive $8 million settlement from city

An $8 million settlement has been reached in the civil lawsuit filed by Jerime “Danky” Mitchell and his wife Bracken against the City of Cedar Rapids and former police officer Lucas Jones over a November 2016 traffic stop during which […]

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Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission affirms CRPD’s decision to fire Lucas Jones

The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission voted unanimously on Monday to uphold the firing of former Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones, affirming the decision Chief Wayne Jerman made earlier this year. The three-member commission went into a closed session […]

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Lucas Jones claims he didn’t lie, just ‘misremembered’ events, as he appeals his firing by CRPD

The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission heard nearly 21 hours of testimony over two days as it considers the appeal filed by fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones. The testimony, beginning Tuesday, centered around what happened during a traffic […]

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Two-day appeal hearing for fired CRPD officer Lucas Jones scheduled to begin Tuesday morning

The two-day appeal hearing for fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. Both days of the hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and will be streamed on the city’s Facebook page. The three-member Civil […]

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Appeal hearing for fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones will be ‘all virtual’

The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission voted on Friday to keep the appeal hearing for fired police officer Lucas Jones all virtual in light of increased cases of COVID-19 in Linn County. The two-day hearing is scheduled to begin on […]

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Appeal hearing for fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones delayed

The two-day appeal hearing for fired Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones has been rescheduled, and will now start on Sept. 22 instead of Aug. 18, after lawyers for both sides filed a joint motion to delay the hearing in […]

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Appeal hearing for fired Cedar Rapids Police officer Lucas Jones will be held online

The Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission voted Friday morning to conduct the appeal hearing for former Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones online and not partially in-person as previously discussed. The two-day hearing is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18 […]

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