Tag: Minnesota

Philando Castile St. Paul

Repair Vouchers, Not Bullets St. Paul Tries New Policing Approach After Philando Castiles Death

Two years after Philando Castile’s death, community-police relations in his old neighborhood are shifting in the right direction. Areas throughout the Twin Cities have implemented Lights On, a program aimed to improve the community and its relationship with police. Rather than issue tickets and fines for miniscule vehicle problems, police…

Philando Settlement Marred by More Law Enforcement Racism

The St. Anthony City Council in Minnesota voted to give Diamond Reynolds $675,000 as part of a total $800,000 settlement for her emotional distress and wrongful arrest following the fatal officer-involved shooting of her boyfriend, Philando Castile. In response, aRice County sheriff’s deputy, who is also a city council member,…

Officer Who Shot Castile Leaves Police Department

The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castle last July was not legally held accountable for Castile’s death. And now, he will receive $48,500 (minus deductions and tax withholdings, media reported) in exchange for leaving the department that employed him at the time of Castile’s death. According to a statement…