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Grand Jury to decide on charges in Cedar Rapids Police shooting

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Grand Jury will decide whether or not to indict Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones in the officer-involved shooting of Jerime Eron Mitchell. 

Having reviewed the investigation materials provided to date, I have concluded it would be in the public interest for the Grand Jury of Linn County to inquire into the circumstances to determine whether the criminal charges are warranted. The process of summoning the Grand Jury is underway and they will meet as soon as is practicable to begin their review. 

The request comes after Officer Jones shot and injured 27-year-old Jerime Mitchell near Coe College earlier this month. 

People are demanding answers for Mitchell, and 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. 

The grand jury deliberates in private but their decision will be made a matter of public record.

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