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Palm Beach County Police Union Defends Ex-officer In Black Musician’s Death

Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg speaks during a news conference as chief assistants Brian Fernandes and Adrienne Ellis listen in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  Fired officer Nouman Raja was arrested and charged with attempted murder and manslaughter in the Oct. 18, 2015, death of Corey Jones, 31, after a grand jury found the shooting was unjustified, Aronberg said at the news conference. (Allen Eyestone/Palm Beach Post via AP)

Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg charged Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja with manslaughter and attempted murder Wednesday, saying his shooting of Corey Jones, 31, Oct. 18 was unjustified and that he lied to a 911 operator to make it appear that Jones was still armed and a threat more than 30 seconds after he had been felled by the officer's bullets. If convicted, Raja could face life in prison. Jones' family issued a statement saying they are relieved by the arrest.

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