Justice for Florida Drummer Allegedly Shot and Killed by Plainclothes Officer

Target: Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump

Goal: Help ensure the officer who allegedly shot and killed Corey Jones is punished to the full extent of the law, if found guilty.

A Palm Beach Gardens police officer allegedly shot and killed Corey Jones, the drummer of the Florida band, Future Prezidents. Jones had pulled over on a highway ramp after his car broke down early in the morning on the way home from a gig.

Officer Nouman Raja was on duty dressed in plainclothes and using an unmarked car when he allegedly saw Jones’ vehicle and stopped to investigate. Raja claims when he got out of his car he was “suddenly confronted by an armed subject,” so he then shot his weapon.

The department says it has no video of the incident because there was no dashboard camera installed on the officer’s car and the department does not issue body cameras for officers to wear.

Friends, family and bandmates of Jones say the officer’s account of Jones’ character does not match the man they knew and loved. They recall Jones as calm and collected, respecting everyone he came into contact with.

This death is tragic for all involved and must be investigated correctly. If this death was wrongful, urge officials to charge the officer under the full extent of the law.


Dear Attorney Crump,

Beloved Future Prezidents drummer Corey Jones was allegedly murdered by a plainclothes officer after Jones’ car broke down on the way home after a gig. A lot of things about this case don’t seem to add up, and it’s important that justice is served and the consequences of Jones’ death are properly handled.

Police brutality against black men and women has been a hot topic in recent years, with what feels like a new victim every week. This cannot continue to go on without consequence. I urge you charge the officer under the full extent of the law if this death was wrongful.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Robert Nelson

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