Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Officers Names Released in July 30th Officer-Involved Shooting

Government and Politics

August 9, 2022

From: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa: On August 4, 2022 the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted interviews of the two officers involved in the July 30, 2022 shooting of Brandon Lee Nelson.

The Officers are:

- Officer Matthew Jenatscheck, a twenty-six (26) law enforcement veteran and has been employed with the Cedar Rapids Police Department for one year.
- Officer Blair Klostermann, a three (3) year veteran with the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Both officers have cooperated with the investigation and per policy, remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  

Brandon Nelson continues to receive treatment at the University of Iowa Hospital. His release date is unknown.   

No additional information will be released at this time.