Nouman Raja now under house arrest

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 10:14:13-05

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja is now serving his in-house arrest following release from jail this morning.

Raja left jail around 8:30 a.m. after posting $250,000 bail on Thursday.

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PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera said all of the necessary equipment has been installed and all checks and requirements have been met for him to serve in-house arrest.

Barbera would not elaborate on any security measures that police or PBSO would be conducting for Raja's protection.

A judge has ordered him to be on house arrest as he awaits trial.

Part of Raja's bond agreement includes wearing GPS monitoring. The former officer's home needed to first be outfitted for house arrest before he could be released.

Raja was charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the October 2015 shooting death of Corey Jones

Raja made his first court appearance Thursday morning where bond was set at $250,000.

A spokesperson for Corey Jones’ mother said after the bond hearing that no matter what happens, this is a continuing tragedy.

They also said after learning more about the calls recorded by roadside assistance and 911 that there was overwhelming evidence and grounds to arrest Raja months ago.

Raja's union, the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, defended the former officer’s actions during a Thursday news conference and said it would pay his legal bills.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled for June 14