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Posted: 1/22/2006 4:29:19 PM EDT
Maryland Jury Awards Police Shooting Victim's Family Millions
Story by nbc4.com

A jury has awarded the family of Prince Jones $3.7 million, saying the Prince George's County, Md., police officer who shot him was negligent and used excessive force.

During the civil trial, Cpl. Carlton Jones testified he shot Prince Jones thinking he was a drug dealer whom he had been pursuing. Prince Jones was shot eight times in the back.

The jury award is one of the highest in a police misconduct case in county history.

The shooting happened more than five years ago.

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:36:03 PM EDT
Wow , a little more background would be nice. Circumstances etc....

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:57:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Maryland Jury Awards Police Shooting Victim's Family Millions
Story by nbc4.com

A jury has awarded the family of Prince Jones $3.7 million, saying the Prince George's County, Md., police officer who shot him was negligent and used excessive force.

During the civil trial, Cpl. Carlton Jones testified he shot Prince Jones thinking he was a drug dealer whom he had been pursuing. Prince Jones was shot eight times in the back.

The jury award is one of the highest in a police misconduct case in county history.

The shooting happened more than five years ago.




Is the Police Officer going to be charged with negligent homicide, manslaughter, or murder?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:03:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dance:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Maryland Jury Awards Police Shooting Victim's Family Millions
Story by nbc4.com

A jury has awarded the family of Prince Jones $3.7 million, saying the Prince George's County, Md., police officer who shot him was negligent and used excessive force.

During the civil trial, Cpl. Carlton Jones testified he shot Prince Jones thinking he was a drug dealer whom he had been pursuing. Prince Jones was shot eight times in the back.

The jury award is one of the highest in a police misconduct case in county history.

The shooting happened more than five years ago.




Is the Police Officer going to be charged with negligent homicide, manslaughter, or murder?



Good, IIRC this cop followed that guy to virginia then fired like 19 times into that guys car.

He should be charged with Murder.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:03:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dance:

Is the Police Officer going to be charged with negligent homicide, manslaughter, or murder?




Probably cleared of all wrong doing
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:38:45 AM EDT
Wow. No wonder citizens hate the police. This guy should of been fired, held criminally responsible, and personally sued.


Prince George's County Police Officer Reinstated


During Wilson's last acts of office, he officially reinstated Jones on the basis that the officer was acting in reason to defend himself. Because of Wilson's reinstatement, Jones will be allowed to stay on the police force without fear of being disciplined.


Md. Officer Says He Altered Story

He altered his story a few times: he was following him as a drug dealer, then it was he was following him because he stole a gun from a police cruiser. The cop lied about what happened at the scene.


The Prince George's County undercover narcotics officer who fatally shot an unarmed college student in Northern Virginia more than five years ago acknowledged during his testimony in a civil trial yesterday that he has provided different accounts of their initial encounter.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:57:54 AM EDT
Was the officer acquitted of criminal charges in a trial? It sounded that way in the first article.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:59:40 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:08:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 8:10:02 AM EDT by Dance]

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Was the officer acquitted of criminal charges in a trial? It sounded that way in the first article.



I don't think so. The first article sounds like the Police Chief was voted out or was retiring, so said there was no crime. I don't think he was ever brought up on criminal charges.


Carlton Jones, police officer with Prince George's County, was cleared of all wrongdoing by Gerald Wilson, former Prince George's Police Chief.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:26:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dance:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Was the officer acquitted of criminal charges in a trial? It sounded that way in the first article.



I don't think so. The first article sounds like the Police Chief was voted out or was retiring, so said there was no crime. I don't think he was ever brought up on criminal charges.


Carlton Jones, police officer with Prince George's County, was cleared of all wrongdoing by Gerald Wilson, former Prince George's Police Chief.



Chiefs of Police don't get to decide whether or not the officer would be charged with a crime. The DA decides to either prosecute or get a Grand Jury to indict.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:33:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By Dance:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Was the officer acquitted of criminal charges in a trial? It sounded that way in the first article.



I don't think so. The first article sounds like the Police Chief was voted out or was retiring, so said there was no crime. I don't think he was ever brought up on criminal charges.


Carlton Jones, police officer with Prince George's County, was cleared of all wrongdoing by Gerald Wilson, former Prince George's Police Chief.



Chiefs of Police don't get to decide whether or not the officer would be charged with a crime. The DA decides to either prosecute or get a Grand Jury to indict.



More to the point, the shooting did not occur in that department's jurisdiction.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:41:16 AM EDT
I thought this thread might be about LAPD withholding info in the Notorious BIG murder...In that case I think they had to pay "only" over a mil...
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:41:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
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