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Most charges against lead Iowa City protester dropped

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 19, 2020

Mazin Mohamedali, a lead protester in Iowa City who was recently arrested on charges stemming from his action at protests, will see five of the six charges leveled against him dropped, according to a press release from his lawyers. Mohamedali was arrested by Iowa City Police June 7 and charged with vi...

State, defense lawyers seek delay of trial for man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Bahena Rivera appears for an evidence suppression hearing at the Poweshiek County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Montezuma. Brian Powers/The Register

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 16, 2020

Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera, the man accused of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018, and the state of Iowa have requested a delay of his trial that is slated to begin Sept. 29 after a previous delay. According to court documents filed Monday, both the lawyers for R...

Active Iowa City protester Mazin Mohamedali arrested for violating probation, unlawful assembly

Organizer Mazin Mohamedali speaks to a crowd from the steps of the Old Capitol on Thursday, June 4 in Iowa City before beginning a march to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest police brutality. Everyone met on the Pentacrest at 7 p.m. and then heard a handful of speeches before starting.

Caleb McCullough, Summer Editor

June 8, 2020

Update June 8: Mazin Mohamedali, a public face and constant voice in the protests across Iowa City over the past week, is being held without bond in the Marshall County Jail, where he was moved Monday, after a Sunday arrest. According to criminal complaints released Monday, Mohamedali, 20, was ar...

Student organizations urge University of Iowa to cut ties with local law enforcement

Student organizations urge University of Iowa to cut ties with local law enforcement

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

June 6, 2020

University of Iowa and Iowa City leaders pledged Friday to review policing procedures after the Iowa City Police Department, under the direction of the Iowa State Patrol, used tear gas, pepper spray, and flash-bangs on peaceful protesters headed toward Interstate 80 Wednesday night. The actions of law enforcement on Wednesday prompted...

Suspect wanted for questioning about Iowa City homicide arrested

A police car sits inside the a parking garage on May 4, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

May 8, 2020

The man Iowa City police have wanted for questioning regarding the April 20 Iowa City homicide has been arrested. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, Iowa City police received word that Reginald Little was arrested Friday morning by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in Texas...

Seperate hearing date set to discuss a new trial on sexual abuse charges for former Iowa Hillel director

Former Hillel director David Weltman and his attorney Christopher Foster listen to the state’s closing argument during the third and final day of trial on Thursday, 5, 2020, at the Johnson County Courthouse. Weltman was convicted of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony. (Emily Wangen/The Daily Iowan)

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

May 5, 2020

A separate date to discuss a new trial for David Weltman — the former Iowa Hillel director who was convicted of sexually abusing a minor during Hebrew lessons in 2019 — has been set. The hearing will take place by telephone in front of Sixth District Judge Chad Kepros at 1:30 p.m. May 15. T...

Arrest made in Iowa City homicide case

A police car sits inside the a parking garage on May 4, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

May 4, 2020

An arrest has been made in the homicide case of Iowa City resident Kejuan Winters, who died April 20 from gunshot wounds. Durojaiye Antonio Rosa, 22, 1960 Broadway St., was charged Monday with first-degree murder for his involvement in Winters' death, according to a release from the City of Io...

Iowa City man charged with breaking into and setting fires in an unoccupied home

Iowa City man charged with breaking into and setting fires in an unoccupied home

Rin Swann, News Reporter

May 3, 2020

An Iowa City Man has been charged with lighting a fire in an unoccupied residence he broke into and disabling all the smoke detectors.  Alexander Torres, 30, was charged April 29 with second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar's tools, trespassing ...

Second assault reported on College Street this week

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Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

May 1, 2020

An assault was reported on East College Street Friday morning, making this the second assault in the area this week. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, the assault occurred at 8:15 a.m. Friday at 1500 E. College St. The victim reported that an unknown man with a knife came up fr...

Iowa City man charged for not registering as a sex offender

Iowa City man charged for not registering as a sex offender

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 29, 2020

An Iowa City man has been accused of not registering with the sex offender registry after his move to Iowa City.  Kennthony Jackson, 43, 124 S. Lucas St., was charged April 27 with three second-degree or subsequent offense sex offender registry violations.  According to the arrest affidavit, Ja...

Iowa City police asking for public’s help in assault investigation

Kayli Reese, Cops & Courts Editor

April 29, 2020

Iowa City police are asking anyone with any information about a Wednesday morning assault to contact the department as the incident is being investigated. According to a release from the City of Iowa City, officers received a report of an assault at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday near 515 College St. The c...

Iowa City woman accused of falsifying a bomb threat

Iowa City woman accused of falsifying a bomb threat

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 26, 2020

An Iowa City woman has been accused of giving a false report to authorities about a bomb. Rose Yeager, 20, 942 Iowa Avenue, was charged April 25 with false reports and two counts of carrying weapons.  According to the arrest affidavit, Yeager told dispatch that there was a bomb at 946 Iowa...