Governor Terry Branstad says it may be time for state officials to “carefully” review when video from police cameras mounted on dash boards and police body camera footage may be released to the public.
OC…….our laws.” ;12
Cedar Rapids police have not released the video of an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop on November 1st.
The Linn County Attorney has said the video of the shooting is exempt from release under Iowa’s Open Records Law.
The Iowa Public Information Board told Cedar Rapids media it’s up to the police chief to decide whether the dash camera should be released.
OC…….look at. ;20
Branstad says in general, he supports “transparency” that makes nearly all government documents and records public, but he says releasing these kinds of videos could “jeopardize” prosecutors’ ability to get a conviction.
OC….careful about that.” ;18
The Linn County Attorney is convening a grand jury to determine whether the Cedar Rapids policeman was justified in shooting Jerime Mitchell.
Mitchell was shot in the neck during some sort of altercation with the officer and is paralyzed.
Cedar Rapids police have not said why Mitchell was pulled over or what may have led to the altercation.