Police

Credentialed members of the news media are encouraged to contact Public Safety Communications Coordinator Greg Buelow for inquiries pertaining to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control, and Safe and Friendly Environments in Cedar Rapids (SAFE-CR).

Media seeking information after regular business hours should contact the Watch Commander at 319-286-5348 for police issues or the Battalion Chief at 319-286-5222 or 319-286-5252 for fire issues.

Contact information:

Greg Buelow
Phone: 319-286-5163


Recent Media Requests

August 3, 2020 - Muckrock requested copies of all Automated Traffic Enforcement program contract amendments and extensions.

Cedar Rapids Automated Traffic Enforcement Program Contract Amendments and Extensions

July 29, 2020 - Gazette requested total number of shots fired incidents for 2020, how many incidents involved injury, and date/time/address of each shots fired incident.

The total number of shots fired for 2020 through July 28, 2020 is 105.  This includes incidents in which a person was injured, property was damaged, shell casings were found, surveillance video evidence or multiple witnesses corroborate.  The average number of shots fired per month and per year since January 1, 2016 is included as well.  

Shots Fired by Month, including average since January 1, 2016.  

ILEADS RMS DATA  Jan Feb Mar  
Aggregated Shots Fired with Case Numbers 11 9 9  
Average Shots Fired since 1/1/2016 8 7 8  
  Apr May* June  
Aggregated Shots Fired with Case Numbers 17 16 15  
Average Shots Fired since 1/1/2016 6 11 9  
  July Aug Sept  
Aggregated Shots Fired with Case Numbers 28 0 0  
Average Shots Fired since 1/1/2016 9 10 8  
  Oct Nov Dec Total
Aggregated Shots Fired with Case Numbers 0 0 0 105
Average Shots Fired since 1/1/2016 11 10 8 102
* One of the incidents in May 2020 was from a resident who reported damage to their home, but they did not know when the incident occurred

Of the shots fired incidents, there have been 36 that involved an injury or death.  

Total

36

100.00

Wounded

28

77.78

Dead

8

22.22

Fully-Identified Suspect/Offender

17

47.22

Partially-Identified Suspect/Offender

5

13.89

Some Description Suspect/Offender

22

61.11

No Description of Suspect/Offender

14

38.89


2020 Shots Fired Clearance

2020 Shots Fired Suspect-Offender Identification

2020 Shots Fired Victims by Sex

2020 Shots Fired Victims by Race

2020 Shots Fired Offender and Victim by Race

Shots fired data by date, address, and location

July 21, 2020 - KCRG TV-9 requested how many of the shooting incidents in Cedar Rapids over the past two months (June and July) had victims show up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound?

There were 2 individuals that presented at Cedar Rapids emergency rooms in June with gunshot wounds and there have been 5 in July.

June 20 - 6:37 p.m. possible shooting at 3909 20th Avenue SW, victim transported by private vehicle to local hospital  (Arrest Made)

June 21 - 11:01 p.m. - 18-year old male presented with non-life threatening GSW at Mercy Medical Center, believe that the shots fired occurred in the 1500 block of 1st Avenue East (Victim did not cooperate)

July 11 - 4:10 a.m. - 26-year old male presented with non-life threatening GSW at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital, unknown where the shooting took place (Victim did not cooperate) 

July 11 - 3:42 p.m. - 24-year old male presented with non-life threatening GSW at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital, believe the victim was injured during a drug deal in the 600 block of 16th Avenue SW (Active investigation)

July 15 - 12:08 a.m. - 27-year old male presented at Mercy Medical Center with non-life threatening GSW, shots fired in 2300 block of Bever Avenue SE (Active investigation)

July 18 - 5:57 a.m. - 20-year old male presented at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital with non-life threatening GSW, apparently occurred in the 700 block of 7th Avenue SW (Victim did not cooperate)

July 19 - 12:28 a.m. - 32-year old male presented at Mercy Medical Center with two non-life threatening GSWs, occurred at a party in the 500 block of 12th Street SE (Active investigation)

The reporter was encouraged to contact both hospitals to see if there were any other gunshot victims that presented at their hospitals.  It is possible that they contacted law enforcement agencies of other jurisdictions if it was known where the injury occurred.

Story that aired: www.kcrg.com/2020/07/30/local-er-departments-feeling-the-impacts-of-increasing-gun-violence-in-cedar-rapids/

 

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