Meet Karine Antonio Raja
Karine Antonio Raja is the wife of officer, Nouman Raja. Her 38-year-old husband was identified as the Florida Officer who shot and killed, 31-year-old African American, Corey Jones.
On sunday, October 18th, Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer, Nouman Raja gunned 31-year-old Corey Jones who was broken down on the side of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens.
Controversy surrounding the death of Corey Jones has put Nouman Raja under fire. According to Palm Beach Gardens police, Raja was on duty but wearing plain clothes and driving an unmarked car when he shot Jones. Nouman Raja wounded Corey with three, out of six-shots fired. A press release said, Raja opened fire after he was confronted by an armed suspect.
According to investigators, Raja’s file does not present any racial or ethnic prejudices. However, his background does show several discipline reports. Mostly for reporting errors in cases and procedural issues but there is also a complaint from 2009 where a woman alleges “conduct unbecoming an officer.” Reports, WPTV.
Nouman Raja was hired by Atlantis Police Department straight out of the academy in 2008. It’s where he worked until he left to go to Palm Beach Gardens in April this year. His new department said he has not had disciplinary issues there. Nouman Raja also is an adjunct instructor at Palm Beach State College. He teaches criminal justice courses.
According to Karine Raja’s LinkedIn, Karine Antonio Raja currently works in Communications for the Atlantis Police Department.
She’s been in the department since 2009. Her experience in the law enforcement department includes simultaneously answer multiple phones, 911 and all radio traffic. She’s in charge of compiling all paperwork and reports for submission to State Attorney’s Office. Of entering all information pertinent to cases in CAD database. She also composed and drafted outgoing correspondence and reports for supervisors. Karie Raja is also responsible for all scanning and filing all reports.
Prior to her current job, she used to work as a manager for Z Gallerie –where she worked for 3-years and oversaw a sales team of 20 people. She was also the owner of Habitat LLC and an Admin Assistant at VCG.
Karine Antonio Raja is a graduate from Westchester Community College. She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and some French. Karine Antonio Raja and her husband have one daughter named, Ella.
Nouman Raja has been placed on paid administrative leave.