CEDAR RAPIDS — Lucas Jones portrayed himself Wednesday as a sacrificial lamb, asserting during a city hearing that the timing of his termination from the Cedar Rapids Police Department — one day before city leaders met with Black Lives Matter protesters to discuss police reform — was meant to appease the public.The police department “hung me out to dry,” he told the Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission during the second day of testimony in his appeal to rejoin the force.

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  • Former officer Lucas Jones says he was fired to appease protesters
    The former officer asserts he was let go to appease protesters and city leaders ... “Lying is what Lucas Jones was fired for,” the chief testified. “That and a willingness to violate ...
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