Corey Jones' family hold news conference

Posted at 5:55 AM, Mar 24, 2016

The extended family of Corey Jones spoke Thursday outside the state attorney's office to demand answers regarding their loved one's death.

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It's been 150 days since Corey Jones was shot and killed by Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja, and it’s still unclear if charges will be filed.

Jones’ family held a news conference at noon.

"It could have been my son. It could have been your son," said Gale Banks Allen, Corey's Aunt. "It's just so sad that we haven't got the justice that Corey deserves."

In February, state attorney Dave Aronberg said his office was still interviewing more than 100 potential witnesses in their investigation.

The fatal shooting occurred in Oct. 18, 2015 at the Interstate 95 off ramp at PGA Boulevard. 

Raja was fired by the police department in November.

Corey Jones’ family said they have been waiting patiently for the legal process to take its course, but they still have no idea what the outcome of the investigation will be and they want answers.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg released the following statement a few hours after the news conference:

It is in the interests of justice that all evidence is available before the State can act.  I understand the frustration with the length of time it can take to conduct a thorough and detailed investigation into an officer-involved shooting.  I appreciate the community’s patience as all investigating agencies complete their work.

The information below was first provided on February 11, 2016, and remains current:

  • The investigation into the death of Corey Jones is still active.
  • More than 100 potential witnesses have been interviewed in 3 countries and more than 30 states.
  • We are continuing the forensic testing of DNA, fingerprints, crime scene analysis and ballistics.
  • Experts have been contacted and are expected to generate reports.
  • The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the State Attorney for Palm Beach County are still working cooperatively in this effort.

 Gov. Scott Signs Body Camera Bill Into Law

On Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras bill, which requires law enforcement agencies to establish policies and procedures regarding the use of body cameras.

Earlier this month, the Florida House approved the bill, which was supported by the Jones family.

Corey's father, Clinton Jones Sr. said, “We are pleased with Governor Scott’s decision to sign Florida’s Police Body Camera Bill (HB-93) into law. While the law does not mandate the use of body cameras, it does require police departments who use body cameras, to develop standards for the use of those cameras in addition to regulating how audio and video files are stored."