- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Linn County’s top prosecutor is calling for a grand jury investigation into the police shooting of a man earlier this month.

Television station KCRG reports (https://bit.ly/2fpNpCH ) that County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said Friday in a news release that “it would be in the public interest for the Grand Jury of Linn County to inquire into the circumstances to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.”

The Iowa Department of Public Safety has said that Cedar Rapids officer Lucas Jones fired at Jerime Mitchell on Nov. 1 near Coe College, hitting Mitchell in the neck and seriously injuring him.

The agency says the shooting came during an altercation. The city has confirmed squad car video of the shooting exists, but has refused to release it to the public.


This story has been corrected to show that the county attorney’s last name is ‘Vander Sanden’ and not ‘Vander.’


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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