PBA accepting donations for Officer Nouman Raja

No change in his house arrest terms
Posted at 9:24 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 10:14:12-05

A status check hearing for Nouman Raja took place Thursday morning. He was not in court.

His defense attorney asked for and was granted another hearing in 90 days.

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

Friends and family of Jones were in court for the hearing.

“We're trusting in the Lord that he will lead and guide us in the way that we will find peace and we will find justice in this situation,” Corey Jones’s grandfather Sylvester Banks, Sr., said after the hearing. 

Raja's attorney was expected to ask for a minor modification of conditions of house arrest, which Jones' relatives oppose. The request was not made after the state said it would want to call witnesses.

The next hearing for Raja will take place in October.

The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association is collecting donations for Raja and his family.

"There is some support out there for him because right now they're feeling alone," says PBA President John Kazanjian.

The PBA sent an email to its members asking them for help with living expenses for Raja's family adding no donation is too small.

"We have to take care of Nouman Raja. He's been part of the PBA family for many many years and now it's our responsibility to take care of them," says Kazanjian.

Jones' father Clinton called the fundraiser frustrating and he doesn't understand it.