Yesterday, Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg and grand jury charged West Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja with manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted first-degree murder in the October 2015 death of Corey Jones.
In Wednesday’s press conference, Aronberg announced the charges and informed media that Raja has been arrested immediately for Jones death, as reported by Atlanta Black Star.
Today, Jones’ family broke their silence in a morning news conference.
The musician’s sister, Melissa Jones, thanked the grand jury and told the onlooking crowd that Raja is “not above the law.”
“He must be held accountable,” she said. “Raja must pay and he cannot get away.”
Jones’ brother, C.J., told media that he has to tell his children that a cop took his brother away. “When is this going to stop,” pleaded C.J. “Enough is enough.”
According to the Sun Sentinel, Raja’s bond is set at $250,000.
Since the tragic 2015 shooting, activists and politicians have pushed for legislation called “Corey’s Law” aimed at discouraging “police departments from allowing plainclothes officers to engage in traffic stops,” reports the Sentinel.