Officer over here in Cedar Rapids NE, was beaten almost to death. He'* in the hospital right now.
"Cedar Rapids, Iowa police are increasing patrols and enforcement after a rise in violence and an attack on a police officer.
Officer Tim Davis was found unconscious last Sunday after he and his partner confronted people in an area of a robbery. Three teenagers are charged in the assault.
Police are now cracking down on sections of the city issuing tickets for small infractions, including jaywalking.
On average, police are reporting 25 percent more arrests per day this week than last. Police say they don't keep track of tickets for jaywalking or curfew violations."
Another article: link to local news about the story http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/42236052.html
CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids officers have charged the third suspect from the assault on Officer Davis and robbery of David Scanlon.
He is Maurice Harden, 15, charged with first degree Robbery, Interfering with official acts causing serious injury and curfew violation.
Harden was charged after he turned himself in Tuesday. He was then transported to the Linn County Detention Center.
Cedar Rapids police officer Tim Davis suffered major head injuries when he was beat after he responded to a robbery on Sunday night. On Thursday morning, Officer Davis was still listed in guarded condition.
For three hours on Monday afternoon, doctors at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics operated on Davis. They called his injuries "life-threatening."