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Iowa City police shoot a suicidal man during a mental health check

A common form of police brutality is when an officer fires their gun in a situation where it is not necessary to do so. Victims are often killed or seriously injured when this happens.  A report identified the officer from Coralville, Iowa…
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Iowa investigation concludes that police were justified in killing a shooting suspect

The details of a final report and an investigation of a police involved shooting in Davenport, Iowa were released to the public after approximately three months.  Police respond with lethal force when suspects fire on their truck The…
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Iowa City demonstrators may have been wrongfully arrested for stealing documents from police

Residents in Iowa City were concerned that police may have been using fabricated or inapplicable charges to arrest and charge protesters while using unnecessary force to make arrests.  Protesters steal sensitive information and share it…
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Police Officer Fired After Admitting to Intentionally Turning Off His Audio Recording During a Traffic Stop

Police body cameras are an invaluable resource in police misconduct cases as they provide unaltered audio and visuals of an encounter between an officer and a civilian/suspect. When police tamper with their body cams to prevent from having their…
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Dubuque Police And Sheriff’s Office in Iowa Sued For Police Brutality

The Dubuque County Sheriff and the Dubuque Police Department in Iowa are being sued for excessive force employed by two officers. Tiffani Anderson filed a lawsuit on August 20th, 2019 against Officers Ryan Scherrman and Robert Freund for an…
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Did a police officer violate my 4th Amendment right during a traffic stop in Iowa?

In the State of Iowa a police officer cannot search an automobile during a traffic stop unless they have probable cause to do so, which means they have visual evidence needed to conduct searches, make arrests or formally obtain a search warrant.…
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Can a Cedar Rapids Police Officer search my car without a warrant in Iowa?

  A police officer cannot search an automobile during a traffic stop unless there is probable cause.  The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure…