Corey Jones, 31, was shot and killed by a police officer in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
In October 2015, Jones’ car stalled on the road. He called AT&T roadside assistance. While he was talking on the phone, a police officer in plainclothes approached his car. He arrived in an unmarked van, approached Jones’ car and asked if he was okay. He did not identify himself as a police officer. Almost immediately after that, he fired 6 shots at Jones and killed him.
The incident was recorded, as Jones was talking to AT&T roadside assistance on a recorded line. The police officer first did not about the audio, so in his testimony he said that he had identified himself as a police officer. He said Jones had pointed a gun at him and he shoot him in self-defense. Investigators found that Jones had a concealed carry license and that Jones’ gun has never been discharged.
The police officer who shot Jones was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In March 2022, court denied his appeal, and lawyers for the Jones family asked the court to resume the lawsuit against Palm Beach Gardens.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“He [Jones’ father] was very encouraged by the fact that the Supreme Court is not going to accept jurisdiction and that the conviction will stand,” attorney Daryl Parks said.
The Palm Beach Post
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.