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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
November 4, 2016 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Officer Identified in Cedar Rapids Shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- On November 4, 2016, the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) interviewed Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones who was involved in the November 1st shooting of Jerime Eron Mitchell.  Officer Jones voluntarily gave his account of the incident. 

Officer Jones has been employed by the Cedar Rapids Police Department since August 2011. Officer Jones remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  No additional information will be released at this time.

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

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