The Corey Jones Family
The Jones Family captured the attention of the news media, locally, in South Florida, as well as nationally, when 31-year-old Corey Jones, a musician/drummer was shot and killed in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, by a police officer on October 18th, 2015. It took four years, but in March of 2019, a jury found Nouman K. Raja, an off-duty police officer guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder, earning the former police officer a 25 years prison term.. The family was represented at times, and in part, by nationally renowned Civil Rights Attorney, Benjamin Crump. Attorney Crump represents the George Floyd family.
The George Floyd murder dredged up painful recollections of Corey’s death for Corey’s family. In the weeks that followed the George Floyd killing, the news media reached out to the Jones family for commentary about the continued injustice concerning the needless, senseless and indefensible killing of African American men.
Below are some recent news pieces by the news media who have reached out to the Jones family in the wake of the George Floyd death. Below these news pieces are news articles and videos that were published and produced after Corey Jones’s death and during the trial of police officer Nouman K. Raja.
THE VIDEO BELOW IS THE FBI RECREATION OF THE COREY JONES SHOOTING AND MURDER BY A PALM BEACH COUNTRY POLICE OFFICER. WARNING: THE TAPE, IMAGES AND AUDIO ARE DISTURBING.
RECENT NEWS STORIES ON COREY JONES & FAMILY:
THESE NEWS STORIES ARE RECENT UPDATES TRIGGERED BY THE GEORGE FLOYD MURDER
- JANUARY 21, 2020 | USA TODAY | ANQUAN BOLDIN, EX NFL SUPERSTAR DISCUSSES DISCUSSES FATAL FLORIDA SHOOTING OF COUSIN COREY JONES IN TV AD
ORIGINAL NEWS & TV STORIES ABOUT COREY JONES MURDER
- OCTOBER 28TH, 2015 | 2:59 | CNN NEWS STORY
- OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 | WPTV | 3:51 | A NEW LOOK AT THE LOCATION COREY JONES WAS KILLED
- APRIL 27TH, 2016 | CBS 12 | 2:02 | FAMILY OF COREY LAMAR JONES REACTS TO GRAND JURY DECISION
- JUNE 1ST, 2016 | WPTV | 10:21 | Team Coverage of Nouman Raja Arrest in the Shooting Death of Corey Jones
- JUNE 1ST. 2016 | WPTV | 4:22 | COREY JONES: GRAND JURY FINDS POLICE OFFICER’S USE OF FORCE UNJUSTIFIED, CHARGES HIM
- JULY 7, 2016 | CBS MIAMI | 2:54 | 911 CALL: OFFICER TOLD COREY JONES TO PUT DOWN GUN “RIGHT NOW”
- JULY 16TH, 2016 | WPTV RAJA, JONES 911 CALL RELEASED | WPTV – JULY 6TH, 2016 | 4:42
- JANUARY 18TH, 2017 | WPBF TV | RAJA’S STORY CONFLICTED BY EVIDENCE
- MAY 7TH, 2018 | WPLG CHANNEL 10 | 3:00 | COREY JONES’ LAST WORDS REVERBERATE ACROSS COURTROOM
- MARCH 7TH, 2019 | WPTV | 6:20 | COREY JONES’S FATHER REACTS TO GUILTY VERDICT IN NOUMAN RAJA CASE
- MARCH 7TH, 2019 | WPTV | 4:04 | PROSECUTORS SPEAK ABOUT ABOUT GUILTY VERDICT IN NOUMAN RAJA TRIAL
- MARCH 7TH, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | 2:06 | JUDGE READS VERDICT – EX-FLORIDA OFFICER GUILTY OF SLAYING BLACK MOTORIST