MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:54:55 +0000 Ex-officer gets 25 years in Fla. motorist's death http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/6ab6223378814fbb90725c02451e7c15 A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist in 2015. (April 25) 6ab6223378814fbb90725c02451e7c15 Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:28:39 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY West Palm Beach - 25 April 20191. Tracking shot of Nouman Raja as he enters courtroom2. SOUNDBITE (English) Clinton Jones Sr, Father of Corey Jones:"It was very painful for me and the family to go through this knowing what type of son that we had raised. So I'm here today to express my feelings and and it's not in a way of hatred. Basically because the way that I was raised and brought up. That we have to respect one another. But I do want justice to be served today and that the ex-officer get the full penalty of the law."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Circuit Judge Joseph Marx, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court: ++CAMERA SHOT IS ON NOUMAN RAJA DURING SOUNDBITE ++"This has been a heartbreaking case. I think it's had a profound effect on every single person had sat through this trial, including very experienced lawyers who this is not their first rodeo. I can't put my finger on it. I can't tell you exactly why, but as the judge who's been a judge for 16 years and a prosecutor and sat in every seat in this courtroom, this case had a profound effect upon me. And I'm hoping that going forward that people can have some peace in their lives. And I know for the Raja family that's in some ways impossible."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Circuit Judge Joseph Marx, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court: ++CAMERA SHOT IS ON NOUMAN RAJA DURING SOUNDBITE ++ "As I've already adjudicated Mr. Raja previously -- on count one, I hereby sentence him to 25 in the Department of Corrections and on count two I hereby sentence Mr. Raja to 25 years in the Department of Corrections. That is as a minimum mandatory which was require that he serve a day for day.  Those sentences will run concurrently."5. Nouman Raja stands and leaves courtroom STORYLINE: A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist in 2015. Judge Joseph Marx sentenced fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja on Thursday in the killing of 31-year-old Corey Jones. Raja was convicted last month of manslaughter and attempted murder in Jones' death. Marx imposed a sentence of 25 years on each count, to be served concurrently. The 41-year-old officer was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked van when he confronted Jones, a black drummer whose SUV had broken down as he returned from a late-night performance. Prosecutors persuaded jurors that Raja never identified himself as a police officer and acted aggressively, causing Jones to pull his legal handgun thinking he was being robbed. The altercation was audio recorded by a tow-truck dispatcher Jones had been talking with. Raja appeared in shackles and a dark blue jail jumpsuit. The courtroom was packed with supporters of both men and guarded by about 20 sheriff's deputies. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a stranded black motorist in 2015. (April 25) Ex-officer gets 25 years in Fla. motorist's death