Jerime Mitchell's attorney launching investigation into shooting
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —
The family of a man left paralyzed after an officer-involved shooting plans to launch an investigation into the incident.
During a "Standing in Solidarity" event on Saturday at Mt. Zion, Jerime Mitchell's attorney announced the plan to subpoena Cedar Rapids police and others involved in the incident and outcome.
Attorney Larry Rogers, Jr., known for representing Sandra Bland and Philando Castile's families, said it would be best for the city to remove threats like Officer Jones.
"He is a danger to the community," Rogers said. "He's a danger for the citizens of Cedar Rapids, he quite frankly, is a danger to other police officers because of the culture that type of aggressiveness represents."
Jerime Mitchell was shot in the neck by Officer Lucas Jones after a traffic stop on November 1.
A grand jury determined Officer Jones was justified and no charges were filed in the shooting.
Louise Mitchell, Jerime's mother, said her son was an upstanding citizen and wanted nothing more than to take care of his family.
"It hurts now because he was an independent person," Louise said. "He was not coming from a nightclub, he was not coming from a bar, he was coming from work because he worked the night shift and because I live by myself, he was coming to check on me."
The Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP also announced they would implement a 12-step justice plan for Cedar Rapids, starting with recommending a special prosecutor look into all officer-involved shootings.