St. Anthony Officer who Shot Philando Castile: Not Guilty on All Counts


A crowd gathers across the street from where Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators process the scene St. Anthony Police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, July 6, 2016. By Tony Webster

St. Anthony Police, Minn. polic officer Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile in a car near Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter and acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.

Outside court, Castile’s mother Valerie expressed her outrage, “The system continues to fail black people,” she said. “My son loved this city and this city killed my son and the murderer gets away! Are you kidding me right now?”

Valerie Castile continued, “We’re not evolving as a civilization, we’re devolving. We’re going back down to 1969. What is it going to take?”



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