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Marchers Protest Police Shooting

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Martinsburg Berkeley County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Several dozen people marched in Martinsburg on Tuesday to protest the fatal shooting of a Virginia man by police in 2013.

  The Journal reports that the protesters called for accountability for the officers' actions.

An autopsy found that 50-year-old Wayne Arnold Jones of Stephens City, Virginia, was shot 23 times.

Police have said Jones, who was black, drew a knife after officers stopped him as he was walking on a street on March 13, 2013. One officer was stabbed during a scuffle.

A Berkeley County grand jury declined in October 2013 to indict the five officers involved in the shooting. A year later, a federal judge dismissed a $200 million lawsuit filed by Jones' family against the officers and the city. The family is appealing the judge's order.


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