Skip to comments.Fired Florida officer guilty of slaying black motorist
Posted on 03/07/2019 1:56:12 PM PST by Mr.Unique
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. A fired Florida police officer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder Thursday for fatally shooting a stranded black motorist, becoming the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years.
Nouman Raja, 41, faces a mandatory minimum of 25 years at sentencing April 26, and could spend his life in prison for the death of Corey Jones, 31.
The four-man, two-woman jury deliberated for four hours. Raja didn't react as the verdict was read. About 25 relatives and supporters of Jones looked on, some weeping. One said "the sweetest sound was the click of those handcuffs" after Raja was led away.
They held a prayer circle outside the courtroom, shouting praise for the verdict as many sobbed. A housing inspector and part-time drummer, Jones came from a family of Christian ministers and was scheduled to perform at church the morning he died.
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Raja's supervisor testified the officer had been told to don a police vest if he approached a civilian.
Raja wasn't too popular around the station house if is supervisor testified against him.
What police didn't know at first was that Jones had been talking to a tow-truck dispatcher on a recorded line.
I bet that changed their version of events.
I bet that changed their version of events.
It sure did. here's what they said the day after:
As the officer exited his vehicle, he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject, the police department said in a statement. As a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm, resulting in the death of the subject.
On you tube you can watch the sequence, with the audio recording, and see the still photos. The guy never identifies himself as a police officer, isnt driving a police car. Figures out the guy is armed inside his car, and tells him to put his hands up, but doesnt say he is a police officer. Then he fires multiple shots, the victim never fired. He might of initially meant well, did ask the stranded motorist if he needed help, but he ended up screaming at him and shooting him, because he was armed. The area the motorist was stranded in is a bit sketchy, cant blame the victim for being armed. He never left his vehicle, and never fired. In my opinion it was at least manslaughter.
Cue the liberals to be mad at white folks for a Hispanic cop killing a black man.
The cops LIED like crazy in this case until the tow truck company released their recording of the murder.
I’m amazed that the police didn’t retaliate against the tow truck company...maybe that will come later.
“Raja, of Asian descent, was working on an auto burglary investigation team...”
Lost in all this will be the fact that Raja had already been reprimanded for having confiscated drugs in his car (at his previous department) AND WAS TEACHING AT THE POLICE ACADEMY.
That is not the way I read it.
In the beginning, the police department was operating on what the cop said.
The recording with the tow truck dispatcher gave them info they did not get from the cop.
From that point on, the department seems to have acted properly. They put the cop on house arrest so he could not flee or cause more problems.
Sounds like a muslim to me.
it means “Hope” in Arabic. I think Muslim would be a fair guess. I wonder this this guy had a cross in his vehicle? Probably had more to do with the outcome than the 38.
Why the move to chat?
You might check out this:
Karpinski said he learned of the tow-truck call five days after the shooting. Prosecutors said it shows that Raja’s actions made Jones think he was being robbed, causing Jones, who had a concealed weapons permit, to pull his gun.
The point being that apparently the department did not know about the recording when they published the doc you show. That dock predated the discovery of the recording by 5 days.
I get the timeline.
1. Defend at all costs.
2. Consider adjusting when your story is proven untrue.
The story is so poorly written that most would come to the same conclusion.
I had to read through a lot of incomplete articles to find that.
There are so many departments that cover for the bad cop that a department that does the right thing should get credit for doing it right.
Sorry, thats a North Indian name, almost certainly a middle-caste Hindi speaker.
The cops isn't white.
Don’t be an IDIOT. The article says he was a Christian preacher from a family of Christian ministers.
or did you just forget to /s ...?
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