Peaceful protest in Martinsburg in cop shooting case


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dozens of people marched along Queen Street in Martinsburg Tuesday calling for justice in the Wayne Jones case.

Jones, a black man, was fatally shot by five Martinsburg police officers in March 2013.

A grand jury declined to indict the officers in the shooting and the $200 million lawsuit was thrown out in Oct. 2014.

Protestors chanted slogans like “No justice, no peace” and “no racist police” during the march.

Some also carried signs that read “All lives matter”, “Justice for Wayne Jones”, and “A badge is not a license to murder.”

Organizers said they want police accountability.

The march ended at the Anthony’s Pizza on the corner of Queen Street and Race Street after a group prayer.

Some Martinsburg police officers joined hands with protestors for the prayer and officers thanked protest organizers for a peaceful event.

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