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FILE - In this  June 6, 2020 file photo, Jerime Mitchell speaks to the crowd as his wife Bracken holds the microphone during a protest against police brutality at Greene Square in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. An Iowa officer who has faced protests for shooting Mitchell, an unarmed Black man in 2016 says he's being unfairly terminated for giving a break to a driver two days earlier. The Cedar Rapids Police Department fired Sgt. Lucas Jones last month, saying only that he had violated department policy. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP File)

Cleared in shooting, Iowa officer fired for letting woman go

Jul. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grew in Iowa’s second largest city, activists demanded the firing of a white officer who shot and paralyzed an unarmed Black man during a 2016 traffic stop. On June 18, Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman seemed to give protesters...