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Many questions remain in Cedar Rapids officer-involved shooting

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A number of questions remain in an officer-involved shooting in Cedar Rapids earlier this month.

Officer Lucas Jones is on paid administrative leave for shooting and injuring 37-year-old Jerime Mitchell.

Jones was also involved in an officer-involved shooting last year that killed a man but that shooting was deemed justified.

The incident involving Jerime Mitchell has lead to some protest near Coe College where it took place.

People are demanding answers for Mitchell who they call Danky.

Police say they are not able to give those answers because a legal process must be followed, but they say Mitchell began some sort of fight with Officer Jones who shot him during a traffic stop.

Friends say it isn't like Mitchell to start a fight, especially with a police officer.

Some have been organizing plans through Facebook to go to Tuesday's city council meeting and demand answers like having the dash cam video from the shooting released.

About 500 people have signed an online petition pushing for the videos release as well.

The Linn  County Attorney's office says releasing the video prematurely could compromise the investigation.

At this point, officials have not yet said whether Mitchell was armed at the time he was shot.

Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden says the Division of Criminal Investigation may have their investigation wrapped up by late this week or possibly early next week.

Once the investigation is wrapped up, they will present their findings to the Linn County Attorney's office who will decided if there will be criminal charges.

If it is decided there will be no criminal charges, the dash cam video will be released as public record.

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