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Jerime Mitchell's family, NAACP react to dash cam video

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A room full of family and friends of Jerime Mitchell, along with the NAACP, watched the dash cam video of the night Mitchell was shot frame by frame.

It was an emotional scene, as they watched a video they say proves that Mitchell did nothing wrong and was the victim, not the aggressor.

"No one should have to see their family member have that done to them, And I just think that if it was someone else's family member, they would understand it's really hard," said Shalyse Johnson, Mitchell's niece.

Mitchell's mother was also on hand for the viewing, saying her son didn't deserve what happened to him.

"Right now I'm really hurt, and I'm really sad and I'm angry, because this should not have happened to my son," she said.

The President of the Nebraska-Iowa NAACP, Betty Andrews, led the meeting, breaking down the video and pointing out the inconsistencies that she says were "night and day" from what Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden presented Tuesday.

"What we believe is that this video shows a completely different story than what was shown on Tuesday," she said.

As for what's next, Andrews says her organization is "exploring all options."

Meanwhile, Mitchell's mother just wants one thing.

"I do believe God will render justice. And that's what I want, justice," she said.

Outside the press conference, a heated exchange between many Mitchell supporters and Vander Sanden, who said he showed up to answer any questions anyone had.

After at least 20 minutes of tense exchange, a minister stopped it, saying they wanted everyone to see the dash cam video tonight.

He asked if Vander Sanded would be available to set up another meeting next week--a more formal one--to answer questions. Vander Sanden said he would.

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