Jones' family reacts to audio recordings report

Posted at 7:50 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 09:47:52-05

Corey Jones' brother is reacting to news there could be a recording of his brother's last moments when he was confronted and later shot and killed by Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja.

Our news partners at the Palm Beach Post report sources close to the investigation say this recording exists. The State Attorney's office wouldn't confirm or deny its existence. Either way Corey's brother C.J. is just looking for the truth, "(I'm) pretty sure something is on there and I just don't know saying exactly what happened, but we'll probably get a chance."

Jones just wants the truth to come out about the early morning hours of October 18th between his brother Corey and former Gardens police officer Nouman Raja.

C.J. hopes an audio recording is the answer, "Everybody knew it was some kind of recording. It was the timing and the phone bill that wasn't accounted for," says Jones.

The Palm Beach Post reports a 53 minute recorded call exists of what happened before, during, and after Corey Jones was killed.

The recording is from the AT&T roadside assistance phone call Corey made as he checked on a tow truck after he broke down off I-95 and PGA Boulevard.

The Post reports the recording doesn't match Raja's account.

"(It's) so good that Corey made those phone calls. Now it's a record of what was really happening," says community activist Derrick McCray.

Raja's attorney Richard Lubin did not reply to our requests for comment.

No word yet on when the State Attorney's office, FBI, or the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office will finish their investigations.