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Grand Jury to decide if CR police officer will face charges for shooting Jerime Mitchell

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Jerime Mitchell, who friends call Danky was shot by Officer Lucas Jones earlier this month. Jerime Mitchell, who friends call Danky was shot by Officer Lucas Jones earlier this month.
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A Grand Jury will decide whether a Cedar Rapids police officer will face criminal charges for shooting a man.

It happened earlier this month near Coe College during a traffic stop.

The Grand Jury will be made up of seven people chosen randomly from the community.

It will take five members of the Grand Jury voting in agreement to charge Officer Lucas Jones.

The shooting has created waves in Cedar Rapids for weeks.

People have been demanding answers about the exact details of what happened.

Police have not released the dash cam video from the  incident.

Multiple protest have taken place near the scene.

Many people waited in the hallway of a city council meeting last week holding signs and wanting answers.

Friends say Mitchell is now paralyzed from the neck down.

Initial information from police said Mitchell started some sort of fight with the officer before getting shot but many people want to be able to see what happened.

Officer Lucas Jones who pulled the trigger is on administrative leave, Jones was a part of another officer-involved shooting just last year, something many are questioning.

"An officer who has a history in shooting you know killing somebody and now paralyzing somebody that doesn't add up, something needs to be done they need to let him go," said one man during the City Council meeting last week.

Although a man was killed in the 2015 shooting, it was deemed justified.

This time it will be up to a Grand Jury whether Officer Jones faces charges.

The jury will be given all of the evidence and they will decide, which is something the Linn County Attorney believes is in the public's best interest.

Jerime Mitchell's family has chosen to keep quiet throughout this process but many in the community have chosen to do the opposite.

The Grand Jury will meet in private but once they have made their decision about Officer Jones, that information will be released. 

This investigation is being done by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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