IA Gov: Review of open records laws ‘appropriate’ after shooting

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that a review of the state's open records laws is "appropriate" following disagreements about whether video of a Cedar Rapids officer-involved shooting should be made public.

"This is kind of a recent development of these police cameras," he said. "I think it would be appropriate for us to carefully review our laws."

The Linn County Attorney has called for a grand jury investigation into whether criminal charges should be filed against a Cedar Rapids police officer who shot a man during a traffic stop earlier this month. The officer was not seriously injured, but the man was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with critical injuries.