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CR Police Bargaining Union issues statement on officer-involved shooting

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -
The Cedar Rapids Police Bargaining Union issues a statement in relation to an officer-involved shooting in the city from the beginning of the month.
A grand jury will decide whether Officer Lucas Jones will face charges in relation to the shooting.
The statement reads as follows:
"The Union fully supports Officer Jones.  A Grand Jury proceeding is not an indication of any wrongdoing. 
We have no more detailed information than the rest of the public, however, knowing the hiring standards of this department, the training required for officers to become certified and maintain that certification, and knowing Officer Jones from working with him, we feel confident that the Grand Jury will return a no bill.
The Union would also like to commend County Attorney Jerry Vandersanden. Given the current national climate, we feel that the impartial results of a Grand Jury will assist in maintaining and building the trust and working relationship between the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the citizens it serves."
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