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Analyzing "suicide by cop" cases in Iowa and their implications for the future of law enforcement

So-called “suicide by cop” incidents happen when a person in crisis wants to die at the hands of police. Erin Jordan of the Cedar Rapids Gazette joins Ben Kieffer to talk about her analysis of these cases in Iowa.

Later, economist Ernie Goss gives his outlook for the upcoming holiday season. And Sergeant Paul Parizek of the Des Moines Police Department discusses how to fend off porch pirates.


  • Erin Jordan, investigative reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • Ernie Goss, professor of economics, Creighton University
  • Sergeant Paul Parizek, public information officer, Des Moines Police Department
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River