Frustrations expressed over grand jury ruling – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines


Dec 7, 2016 at 9:22 am | Print View

CEDAR RAPIDS — In the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict a Cedar Rapids police officer who shot a motorist during a Nov. 1 traffic stop, members of the community gathered Tuesday night to ask questions, express frustrations and figure out how to move forward.

Approximately 50 people attended the meeting, organized by the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP and its Cedar Rapids chapter, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 6621 C Ave. NE.

“I know there are some people who are hurting, both physically and emotionally and I want to be here and do whatever I can to help those wounds heal,” said Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman, who attended the meeting along with other members of his department.

Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker, who called last week for a special prosecutor to…


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