Appeal filed for officer seeking ‘stand your ground’ defense

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a fired Florida police officer accused of unlawfully killing a stranded black motorist are appealing a judge’s decision in hopes of getting his charges dismissed before trial.

Attorneys for Nouman Raja filed an appeal Wednesday arguing that Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer erred when she dismissed Raja’s contention that he’s protected by Florida’s stand your ground law.

Raja, who’s of South Asian descent, is charged with manslaughter for...

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