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NEW: Officer charged in Corey Jones shooting wants house arrest to end

The former Palm Beach Gardens police officer accused of killing Corey Jones in October 2015 is asking to be removed from house arrest, according to court records. MORE ONLINE: Read The Post’s complete coverage of the fatal shooting of Corey Jones The motion would allow Nouman Raja to remain free on $250,000 bond and remove restrictions on his movements before his case goes to trial. Raja&rsquo...
BREAKING: Gathering makes case for more police body cameras

BREAKING: Gathering makes case for more police body cameras

A small group of protesters gathered Sunday afternoon in front of a Palm Beach County subdivision where former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja remains on house arrest. Standing at a podium and using a bullhorn, march organizer Michael Marsh made the case for body cameras which could capture incidents involving police — especially incidents ending in injury. Raja is charged with...
Corey Jones commemorated Friday with release of recording of his music

Corey Jones commemorated Friday with release of recording of his music

The music plays at C.J. Jones’ house every day. His wife and daughters by now have committed every drumbeat to memory, and can hum along to each melody. See Post’s full coverage of the Corey Jones shooting The rhythms are the work of their uncle, Jones’ brother, Corey, who would have celebrated his 33rd birthday Friday. Instead, the professional drummer has become a face in the national...
Judge denies Corey Jones shooter’s bid to attend child’s event

Judge denies Corey Jones shooter’s bid to attend child’s event

Karine Antonio Raja’s voice shook in a Palm Beach County courtroom Thursday as she told a judge about the only thing her 5-year-old daughter has been talking about these days — a chance to have both her mommy and daddy at her school Sunday to watch a play she’s been rehearsing for weeks. “She wants us to throw rose petals when she comes out on stage,” the wife of former...
Corey Jones shooting: The voice on the line when Jones called

Corey Jones shooting: The voice on the line when Jones called

It was only Madeline Tolliver’s fifth day on the job at a call center for Allied Dispatch Solutions. And the first two were for training. She introduced herself as Maddie to the predawn caller who calmly told her his name was Corey Jones and asked for a tow truck because his car wouldn’t start. Moments later, Tolliver, a 27-year-old woman in Johnson City, Tenn., became a witness &mdash...
Blood-covered Raja on night of Corey Jones shooting: ‘I need to wash this off me’

Blood-covered Raja on night of Corey Jones shooting: ‘I need to wash this off me’

On the side of the road, Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman Raja pulled Corey Jones’ lifeless arm up to flip over his body and then stood up, his hands and arms covered in the blood of the man he just shot to death. The image was still fresh in Raja’s mind hours later, just before 8 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2015, when he led investigators in a walk-through of the fatal encounter for which...
UPDATE: Prosecutors said officer lied in Corey Jones’ shooting

UPDATE: Prosecutors said officer lied in Corey Jones’ shooting

When Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja called 911, he acted as if he had not yet fired the shots that killed Corey Jones. He “lied,” a 60-page State Attorney’s Office report released Tuesday said: Jones was already dead. On the call, he frantically yelled for Jones to drop his gun. Four hours later, Raja would tell investigators he didn’t fire the final three of...
How officer Raja described shooting Corey Jones

How officer Raja described shooting Corey Jones

Recently released documents in the manslaughter case against the officer who fatally shot Corey Jones include transcripts from the night of the shooting. Warning: The following contains graphic language. Date of Recording: October 18, 2015 Time of Recording: 7:50 A.M. Participants: NR - Officer Nouman Raja, Palm Beach Gardens Police KS - Detective Kenny Smith, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Dept CK -...
NEW: What police found in Corey Jones’ Hyundai Santa Fe

NEW: What police found in Corey Jones’ Hyundai Santa Fe

A partial list of items found in Corey Jones Hyundai Santa Fe after he was killed on Oct. 18, 2015. Composition book with handwritten notes Ink pen Ticket stub from movie “Shades of Grey” USB Cable Apple iPhone with broken screen Advil Liquid jells Bottle Black box cutter Round plastic container w 2 unknown blue gelatin squares Spray bottle curve crush cologne Wedding invitation Paystub...
From the Corey Jones files: What people are saying

From the Corey Jones files: What people are saying

“It’s very disturbing, and it hurts, it really hurts, to listen to the tapes and hear Corey’s voice. The tape was about five minutes. It took me 20 minutes to listen to it, because I couldn’t listen to it in its entirety. It was that disturbing.” “I was like, OK, I’ve got this vehicle on the side of the road, and you know, I’m gonna check (it out) and...
Corey Jones shooting: Interactive timeline

Corey Jones shooting: Interactive timeline

A recording of Corey Jones’ conversation with roadside assistance cast dramatic light into the October 2015 confrontation between the stranded motorist and Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja at the Interstate 95 PGA Boulevard off-ramp. Read all about the fatal shooting of Corey Jones in our timeline of events.
Corey Jones shooting: As Raja awaits trial, life has forever changed

Corey Jones shooting: As Raja awaits trial, life has forever changed

The sound of Nouman Raja’s breath is audible on the recorded phone call, the adrenaline palpable in the voice of the man who told a 911 dispatcher that he had just shot someone. “I’ve lost contact with him, get me some units,” Raja, then a Palm Beach Gardens Police officer told the dispatcher. “I don’t know where he is.” The man he was looking for...
For family, loss of Corey Jones runs deep on anniversary of his death

For family, loss of Corey Jones runs deep on anniversary of his death

There was one day last week, Clinton Jones Sr. can’t remember exactly when, but he and his brother, Mark, were doing some yard work outside Jones’ Pompano Beach home. He needed a tool, and without thinking called out for his son, Corey. The silence that followed brought with it the same heart-wrenching feeling that sometimes wakes him up in the middle of the night. The nightmare is always...
Jones family’s civil suit delayed while officer faces criminal charges

Jones family’s civil suit delayed while officer faces criminal charges

A federal judge has agreed to postpone a wrongful death suit against former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja while he faces criminal charges in the October shooting death of stranded motorist Corey Jones. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt signed an order Monday granting attorney Oscar Marrero’s request to stay a lawsuit filed by Jones’ father, Clinton Jones Sr...
Roadside failure: Corey Jones’ 62 minutes stuck on hold

Roadside failure: Corey Jones’ 62 minutes stuck on hold

In the predawn darkness inside his broken-down SUV, Corey Jones kept calling and calling AT&T roadside assistance, trying for more than an hour to summon a tow truck. It never should have taken that long, industry experts say. And if it hadn’t, Jones and the police officer who would kill him, Nouman Raja, never would have met. Just 18 days before, AT&T had changed subcontractors overseeing...
Corey Jones autopsy report released 9 months after cop killed him

Corey Jones autopsy report released 9 months after cop killed him

When a medical examiner found Corey Jones’ body on a grassy slope of Interstate 95, the 31-year-old drummer’s head was tilted back to where he came from — a Jupiter bar just a few minutes north, where he and his bandmates had played a little longer than promised because everyone was having such a good time. By 3:34 a.m. Oct. 18, according to a Palm Beach County Medical Examiner&rsquo...
Corey Jones’ family sues Raja, Palm Beach Gardens for wrongful death

Corey Jones’ family sues Raja, Palm Beach Gardens for wrongful death

Working for a police department with an “unofficial” policy of allowing the use of excessive force by officers, Nouman Raja used unnecessary deadly force to kill 31-year-old drummer Corey Jones last year in part because he was black, Jones’ family claimed in a wrongful death suit filed Wednesday. Attorneys for Jones’ father, Clinton Jones Sr., filed the 15-page lawsuit...
Corey Jones shooting: What seems strange to police expert in 911 call

Corey Jones shooting: What seems strange to police expert in 911 call

“Drop that (expletive) gun right now!” Nouman Raja yells during a call with a 911 dispatcher just after 3:15 a.m. Oct. 18, the morning he fatally shot Corey Jones. Raja speaks hurriedly, almost frantic, as he tells the male dispatcher he just shot a person on the southbound off-ramp of I-95 South at PGA Boulevard. Then the Palm Beach Gardens police officer seems to calm...
Corey Jones’ family sleepless over revelations as ex-officer jailed

Corey Jones’ family sleepless over revelations as ex-officer jailed

Clinton Jones Sr. hadn’t slept much between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, when he stood a few steps from television cameras that captured his first public thoughts on the arrest of the police officer who shot to death his son, Corey, nearly eight months ago. “Can you tell?” he asked, his eyes still red, a weary smile hiding fresh tears as he adjusted the ball cap that...
FAU prof: Police, critics like body cameras for different reasons

FAU prof: Police, critics like body cameras for different reasons

People on different sides of the thin blue line both like body cameras, but for opposite reasons, two Florida Atlantic University professors said Monday. Those who strongly support police say the cameras will help reduce nuisance calls, and those who believe police are getting away with malfeasance believe the cameras will expose that, said Cassandra Atkin-Plunk and Vaughn Crichlow, assistant professors...

Letters Are all parents aware of i-Ready in our public schools?

Are all parents aware of i-Ready in schools? Last spring, the Palm Beach County School Board approved a $5.6 million contract for the districtwide use of i-Ready, a “competency-based” educational program for children in K-fifth grade. Most parents and taxpayers at large are unaware of this significant expense. Was it worth the taxpayers’ money? It depends on who you ask. The district...
UPDATE: Judge denies Corey Jones shooter’s bid to attend child’s event

UPDATE: Judge denies Corey Jones shooter’s bid to attend child’s event

UPDATE 8:41 a.m.: Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer denied Nouman Raja’s request to relax his house arrest this Sunday as he awaits trial in the death of a stranded motorist.
The Corey Jones shooting and the dangers of obeying your lizard brain

The Corey Jones shooting and the dangers of obeying your lizard brain

It’s easy to make some bad assumptions. Based on sketchy information, connecting the dots can be trickier than it seems at first. So in that regard, I’m a little bit like Nouman Raja, the former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who made some quick assumptions about Corey Jones, a 31-year-old stranded motorist waiting for a tow truck during the wee hours of the morning on an I-95 exit...
Editorial: Raja’s ‘fear for life’ excuse falls flat

Editorial: Raja’s ‘fear for life’ excuse falls flat

There are things we have long known about the October 2015 tragic shooting of Corey Jones by former Palm Beach Gardens Police officer Nouman Raja. That Raja, while working a plainclothes detail to prevent car burglaries in parking lots, shot Jones to death on an Interstate 95 off-ramp. That Raja drove his unmarked white police surveillance van up the off-ramp and parked “aggressively”...
Candid comments from the brother of Corey Jones shooter Nouman Raja

Candid comments from the brother of Corey Jones shooter Nouman Raja

When the time came for Adnan Raja to tell his mother that his younger brother, Nouman, had shot a man in the line of duty, he said he didn’t have the heart to tell her the man Nouman shot was dead. Their mother, Adnan Raja told FBI agents, prayed for 31-year-old drummer Corey Jones for two days until Adnan finally told her Jones had died in the Oct. 18, 2015, roadside clash. Nouman Raja in his...
Brother of Corey Jones shooter shares virtues, pain of Nouman Raja

Brother of Corey Jones shooter shares virtues, pain of Nouman Raja

When the time came for Adnan Raja to tell his mother that his younger brother, Nouman, had shot a man in the line of duty, he said he didn’t have the heart to tell her the man Nouman shot was dead.
Boynton Beach officials to vote Tuesday on buying police body cameras

Boynton Beach officials to vote Tuesday on buying police body cameras

Boynton Beach’s elected officials are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to buy 80 body cameras for the police department’s officers to wear. If approved, officers would start wearing the cameras by March, according to city documents. Training would start in February. “By having a (body warn camera) program, the department has the opportunity to provide the full unedited version...
Criminal Justice panel chronicles police agencies’ body camera programs

Criminal Justice panel chronicles police agencies’ body camera programs

Law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County will have a one-stop source for information about what their counterparts in the county are doing with police body cameras, courtesy of the county’s Criminal Justice Commission. The advisory panel also was in consensus to create a committee to study the issue and its local aspects. At the commission’s regular meeting Monday morning, Executive...
Judge in Corey Jones manslaughter case aims for trial next year

Judge in Corey Jones manslaughter case aims for trial next year

A judge on Wednesday set an ambitious timeline for the case of Nouman Raja, the former Palm Beach Gardens police officer accused of manslaughter and attempted murder in the shooting death of 31-year-old stranded motorist Corey Jones. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosbereg Feuer told attorneys at a hearing Wednesday to come back for the next hearing Feb. 21 so they could try to put Raja&rsquo...
Judge wants Nouman Raja trial to begin next summer

Judge wants Nouman Raja trial to begin next summer

A judge on Wednesday set an ambitious timeline for the case of Nouman Raja, the former Palm Beach Gardens police officer accused of manslaughter and attempted murder in the shooting death fof 31-year-old stranded motorist Corey Jones. Circuit Judge Samantha Schosbereg Feuer at a hearing Wednesday morning told attorneys in the case to come back for another hearing in February so they could hopefully...
‘Pain is no easier to bear’: Friends, family mark Corey Jones milestone

‘Pain is no easier to bear’: Friends, family mark Corey Jones milestone

Tuesday marked one year since Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja shot and killed Corey Jones on the side of Interstate 95. The day was painfully emotional for Clinton Jones Sr. — Corey’s 57-year-old father — and caused him to recall the many family functions held during the past year without the presence of his son. At those gatherings, an empty seat is left at the dinner...

Corey Jones ‘Keep the Beat Alive’ Festival Saturday

It started on a Wednesday, just days after 31-year-old Corey Jones was shot to death. Jones’ father, Clinton Jones Sr., stood next to his son’s drumset and, as a nod to his son’s passion, told hundreds of people gathered at a rally to “Keep the Beat Alive” for his son. Months later, Corey’s brother, Clinton “C.J.” Jones, Jr., and Boris “Bo&rdquo...
Corey Jones shooting: A year later, peaceful talks bring changes

Corey Jones shooting: A year later, peaceful talks bring changes

The impetus for change after Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja fatally shot Corey Jones last October included protests, bullhorns and social media. But what brought everyone to the table was a handwritten note from Derrick McCray, the son of late revered civil rights leader and barbecue connoisseur Herman McCray, asking to sit down and talk with the police chief, city manager and mayor...
Corey Jones wrongful death suit stalled while officer faces charges

Corey Jones wrongful death suit stalled while officer faces charges

A federal judge has agreed to postpone a wrongful death suit against Nouman Raja while the former Palm Beach Garden police officer faces criminal charges in the October shooting death of stranded motorist Corey Jones.
Nouman Raja wants Corey Jones wrongful death suit delayed

Nouman Raja wants Corey Jones wrongful death suit delayed

The former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who shot 31-year-old motorist Corey Jones while on a plainclothes detail last year has asked a federal judge to halt a wrongful death suit against him while he faces criminal charges in the case. The request from Nouman Raja’s attorney Thursday comes nearly two months after Jones’ family filed a wrongful death suit against him, and three months...
Nouman Raja asks for delay in Corey Jones wrongful death suit

Nouman Raja asks for delay in Corey Jones wrongful death suit

Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja appears in court Thursday morning, June 2, 2016, charged in the shooting death of Corey Jones. Nouman Raja is being charged with one count of manslaughter by culpable negligence and one count of attempted first degree murder with a firearm. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) The former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who shot 31-year old motorist...
Corey Jones shooting: New lawyer for police officer in civil suit

Corey Jones shooting: New lawyer for police officer in civil suit

Former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja has retained new attorneys in a pending civil suit filed by the family of Corey Jones, according to court records. Raja is named in a lawsuit filed against the city of Palm Beach Gardens last month by the family of Jones. Jones, 31, was waiting in a disabled vehicle the night of Oct. 18 when he was fatally shot by Raja. According to court documents...
Ex-officer who shot Corey Jones wants wrongful death suit tossed

Ex-officer who shot Corey Jones wants wrongful death suit tossed

Former Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman Raja has asked a federal judge to dismiss the wrongful death suit filed against him by the family of Corey Jones, the stranded motorist he shot to death in October during a roadside encounter while in plainclothes. Raja, who is also facing criminal charges of manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted murder in the death of the 31-year-old church...
Editorial: Union’s words, actions matter in police shootings

Editorial: Union’s words, actions matter in police shootings

The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association has made no secret of its support for former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja. The police union has held news conferences questioning the overall investigation, as well as the manslaughter and attempted murder charges brought against Raja for the shooting death last October of 31-year-old Corey Jones. The PBA has even criticized the...

POINT OF VIEW They weren’t supposed to help

Traveling on Interstate 95 in South Florida often makes you feel as if you’re putting your life on the line. Last week, it was more than a feeling. We were four white women driving to a memorial service 60 miles from home. When the truck in front of us kicked up road debris, the impact blew out my left front tire. I gripped the steering wheel and maneuvered off the highway. Four vehicles had...
Corey Jones supporters to picket Palm Beach police union office

Corey Jones supporters to picket Palm Beach police union office

Local protesters will be joined by members of the Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday for a planned rally outside the offices of the Palm Beach Police Benevolent Association. The protest is over union officials’ decision to pay for the criminal defense of Nouman Raja, a former Palm Beach Gardens police officer now facing manslaughter and attempted murder charges...

Nouman Raja, Palm Beach Gardens fight Corey Jones case

By not allowing former Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman Raja to attend his children’s school functions as he awaits trial in the death of Corey Jones, Raja’s attorneys say the state is punishing Raja prematurely and making him the victim of the same “rush to judgment” that harms black men like the one he killed. Defense attorney Richard Lubin’s claims come just...
Corey Jones shooting: Nouman Raja pushes house arrest changes

Corey Jones shooting: Nouman Raja pushes house arrest changes

By not allowing former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja to attend his children’s school functions as he awaits trial in the death of Corey Jones, Raja’s attorneys say the state punishing Raja prematurely and making him the victim of the same “rush to judgement” that harms black men like the one he fatally shot. Defense attorney Richard Lubin made the claims in court records...

Nouman Raja’s lawyers postpone request for house arrest changes

A discussion on possible changes to former Palm Beach Gardens police officer  Nouman’s Raja’s house arrest has been tabled for now, attorneys told a judge Thursday in the case surrounding the October shooting death of stranded motorist Corey Jones. Nouman Raja, arrested last month on manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted murder charges in the 31-year-old drummer&rsquo...

Editorial: Cowards are dividing our communities, country

We can’t let the cowards win. Not the cowards who take the covert route of coded words and rhetoric. Not the cowards who take the overt route of gun violence. They want to exploit, and even expand a troubling racial divide that threatens to push our country back to a time when going to the same schools and eating at the same restaurant table was taboo. After a week like the one we just endured...

Corey Jones’ brother offers sympathy to families of slain Dallas cops

Clinton “C.J.” Jones, Jr., walks into his brother Corey Jones’ funeral at Payne A.M.E. Chapel on October 31, 2015. The brother of slain drummer Corey Jones on Friday said the five police officers killed in Dallas Thursday had as much of a right to make it home safe to their families as his brother did the night he died at the hands of a Palm Beach Gardens police officer. Clinton...

Corey Jones' family weighs in on recent police shootings in Minn., La.

As relatives of two young black men killed in police confrontations this week made tearful public speeches, slain drummer Corey Jones’ family watched the news from the privacy of their homes, the pain of his October death at the hands of a police officer still fresh. First, they awoke Wednesday to the news that police officers in Baton Rouge fatally shot Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old CD vendor...
Corey Jones’ brother weighs in on recent police shootings

Corey Jones’ brother weighs in on recent police shootings

The shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in separate encounters with police on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively came just as Palm Beach Gardens police on Wednesday released 911 calls in former officer Nouman Raja’s October shooting of motorist Corey Jones. Jones’ family on Wednesday also filed a wrongful death suit against both the city and Raja, who prosecutors last...
Corey Jones’ family weighs in on recent police shootings

Corey Jones’ family weighs in on recent police shootings

Clinton Jones Sr. speaks about his son, Corey Jones, during a press conference outside the Palm Beach County Courthouse on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in separate encounters with police on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively came just as Palm Beach Gardens police on Wednesday released 911 calls in former officer Nouman Raja’s October...
Corey Jones shooting: 911 call made by Officer Nouman Raja released

Corey Jones shooting: 911 call made by Officer Nouman Raja released

Palm Beach Gardens police on Wednesday morning released two 911 calls from the Corey Jones shooting last October. “Drop that (expletive) gun now!” a man, apparently former Officer Nouman Raja, can be heard saying. “I just shot one person,” on the I-95 southbound ramp by the DoubleTree Hotel, he tells a 911 dispatcher on the call from his cellphone. He can be heard telling...

House arrest conditions relaxed for ex-cop who killed Corey Jones

The former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who is charged in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old drummer Corey Jones can now get a haircut, drop his kids off and pump gas for his car while on house arrest, according to court records. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer signed off on changes to Nouman Raja’s house arrest this month, which allows the 38-year-old to take his...
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