Cedar Rapids Commission Upholds Firing of Former Officer

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Former Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones will not be re-instated after the city’s Civil Service Commission voted Monday to uphold his firing.

Jones was fired in June in connection to a 2016 traffic stop where he told investigators he let a mother off the hook while driving on a suspended license.

HIs termination letter accused him of admitting to intentionally violating rules by turning off his body camera, and of lying about his actions in multiple meetings.

The traffic stop Jones was fired for came two days before a separate stop where he shot and paralyzed a Black Cedar Rapids man, Jerime Mitchell.

The shooting drew heavy public attention, with protesters chanting for his firing in June.

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