"It's the same thing, same thing. Police taking into their own hands to be judge and jury," said James Tolbert with the Jefferson County NAACP Chapter.
Since his death, a
"That really has frustrated the people," said George Rutherford with the Jefferson County NAACP Chapter. "Because they know the killing took place. They know at least five police officers did it. Shot 23 or 25 times. Shot in back about seven, eight times and yet nothing has happened."
The Jones family has filed a civil lawsuit and it's a trial many hope brings justice to the family.
"Because the family needs it. I mean, you just don't let a brother go be killed and just forget about it. So I just think they need you know a whole lot of closure to this too," said Tolbert.
And while the streets of Martinsburg remain silent,
"Because this is taking place all over the county and so now they want to protest somewhere," said
An outlet that has all eyes on St. Louis for one death while others wait patiently for justice for another killing that hasn't made national headlines.
This past May, the Jefferson and Berkeley County NAACP Chapters pushed this case to the federal level and asked for a federal grand jury to investigate Wayne Jones' death. They tell WHAG that they're still waiting for an answer.
The Jones family has filed a civil lawsuit, and that trial is set to begin on October 28.
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