Police report on truck striking protestor

Ben Welsh filed this request with the Cedar Rapids Police Department of Cedar Rapids, IA.


From: Ben Welsh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the police report for a June 24, 2022 incident where, according to KCRG, "at approximately 7:17 pm, a person taking part in a downtown protest near the courthouse was reportedly struck by a truck in the area of 8th Avenue and 2nd Street SE."


The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Ben Welsh

From: Cedar Rapids Police Department

Mr. Welsh,

This is currently an open investigation and therefore, the investigative file is confidential under Iowa Code Chapter 22.7(5). However, a public release incident report that provides information such as date, time, location, and immediate circumstances surrounding the incident is available. That report is attached to this email.

Sherri Hawkins
Records Division Supervisor/Accreditation Manager
Cedar Rapids Police Department
505 1st Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Office: 319-286-5235
E-mail: s.hawkins@cedar-rapids.org<mailto:s.hawkins@cedar-rapids.org>