Protesters: Grand jury must investigate Philadelphia police shooting of David Jones

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Protesting deadly police shooting: Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on July 28, 2017. (WPVI)

Protesters took to the streets to demand justice for David Jones, who was shot and killed by Philadelphia police last month.

Jones' family and a group of activists called The Justice for David Jones Coalition gathered outside Police Headquarters in Center City Philadelphia Friday morning.

They marched to Philadelphia City Hall and the Philadelphia District Attorney's office.

The group also unveiled a list of demands.

Among other things, they want officers to carry contact cards that include the officer's name, badge number and how to lodge a complaint - and they want those card given out to everyone pulled over by police.

The group also wants a grand jury to investigate David Jones' death.


Jones, 30, was killed in Hunting Park on June 8th. He was originally stopped for recklessly driving a motor bike.

Police say Jones pulled a gun after an officer patted him down, and that the officer's gun jammed when he first tried to fire.

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Suspect dead in police-involved shooting in Hunting Park. Christie Ileto reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on June 8, 2017.



They say say the officer shot Jones as he ran away with the loaded gun.

Police commissioner Richard Ross has said the fact Jones was apparently shot from behind is something police "want to look at very closely."

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