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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
March 30, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

UPDATE: Cedar Rapids Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Cedar Rapids, IOWA -- Agents with the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, continue to investigate the Officer Involved Shooting incident which occurred on March 29, 2015 in the alleyway in the 800 block between Center Point Road and Daniels Street N.E.

The driver of the 2015 BMW M4 has been identified as: 

  • Kyle Russell Orth, age 28. 

The two officers involved in the shooting are:

  • Officer Jeremy Depies
  • Officer Brandon Tinta

Both officers have been employed with the Cedar Rapids Police Department for three and half years.  At this point, the aforementioned officers have not been interviewed.   The DCI anticipates the officers will be interviewed later in the week.

A DCI report will be compiled once all interviews are completed, physical evidence analyzed and audio and video tapes reviewed.  No criminal charges will be filed in this case until all case facts are submitted to and reviewed by the Linn County Attorney’s office. 

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard Rahn, (563)370-5109.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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