The city of Cedar Rapids’ insurance company has agreed to pay a settlement of $8 million in the lawsuit by Jerime Mitchell to dismiss the claims with no acknowledgement of fault or liability on the part of the defendants.
Jerime Mitchell was left paralyzed after an officer involved shooting in November 2016. The officer that shot Mitchell, Sergeant Lucas Jones, was fired in June 2020 for “violating department policy.”
While Jones was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing by a grand jury, Mitchell filed a civil suit against Jones and the City of Cedar Rapids.
The jury trial in the case of Jerime Mitchell and Bracken Mitchell v. Lucas Jones and the City of Cedar Rapids had been set to begin on April 20.