Grand jury announcement troubles Jones family

Posted at 11:39 PM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2019-03-07 09:47:51-05

Members of Corey Jones' family and his congregation gathered Wednesday evening for a regularly scheduled service at The Bible Church of God in Boynton Beach.

However, it certainly didn't seem regular for many in attendance just hours after the State Attorney's Office announced Corey Jones' case will go to a grand jury.

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Before the service began some family members, who asked not to be quoted directly, told us they wish the state attorney's announcement was different but they still believe justice will prevail.

One of Corey's uncles said until the grand jury makes a decision family will keep raising awareness about Corey and injustice.

The church service started with four singers stepping to four microphones and simultaneously breaking into song, followed shortly by the sound of drums crashing in from the back of the church in perfect rhythm.

Corey's grandfather, Bishop Sylvester Banks, preaches to his congregation as though nothing has changed.

"Good Christians don't need the law. Criminals need the law," Banks shouted.

Change, however, is exactly what Bishop Banks and many others at the Bible Church of God said they are hoping for.

They're hoping Corey's death will bring change to police policies and procedures, not only in South Florida but, across the country. It's an effort family members say has already taken them to Washington DC multiple times.

Members of the Jones family say they will be at the State Attorney's office for a news conference at 8 a.m. Thursday. There will also be a rally at the Bible church of God on Sunday.