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Case No. 21-0410

Austin Mensen
Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission


Austin Mensen


Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission

Attorney for the Appellant

Skylar J. Limkemann

Attorney for the Appellee

Elizabeth D. Jacobi

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 15, 2022

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Fae Hoover Grinde, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J. (14 pages)

Austin Mensen appeals his termination from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, which was upheld by the Cedar Rapids Civil Service Commission (the Commission).  He claims the Commission failed to provide sufficient written findings of fact and conclusions of law supporting its decision.  He also alleges his termination was arbitrary.  OPINION HOLDS: We find that existing law does not require a municipal civil service commission to provide its findings of fact with any level of specificity.  Additionally, Mensen did not preserve his claim that termination was arbitrary, and even if he had, termination was not arbitrary.  We affirm.  

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