Supreme Court to take up CR Shooting

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear a key dispute Tuesday in the case of a Cedar Rapids officer-involved shooting that happened in Nov. 2016.

According to KCRG-TV9, the public can watch the court proceedings.

In 2016, Officer Lucas Jones pulled over a truck near Coe College and St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Jerime Mitchell was driving that truck.

The officer said he smelled marijuana and tried to arrest Mitchell.

Mitchell then tried to drive away. But Officer Jones got caught in the car door and fired 3 shots, hitting Mitchell in the neck, paralyzing him.

Police found marijuana in Mitchell's truck, but prosecutors ultimately decided not to charge either Officer Jones or Mitchell.

Mitchell is now suing the city. Mitchell's lawyer wants the city to turn over documents related to the shooting, and to another shooting involving Jones.

A judge ruled the city must share those documents.

The Iowa Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over that issue during the special evening session.

The hearing will steam live online on the court's YouTube channel.

It will start at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday. Go to YouTube.com and search for "Iowa Courts."

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