Tag: Philando Castile

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…

Video Shows Philando Castile Did Not Have to Die

Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a July 6, 2016, traffic stop for legally owning a firearm while Black, according to dashboard camera video released Tuesday. But, onFriday, St. Anthony Police Department Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of the criminal charges of manslaughter and reckless discharge of…

Officer who Killed Philando Castile Claims He Feared for His Life

(Reuters) The Minnesota policeman who shot and killed Philando Castilelast year feared for his life and was simply trying to protect himself, his lawyer said on Monday at the start of the officer’s trial on second-degree manslaughter charges. The killing, filmed in part by Castile’s girlfriend as he sat bleeding…

Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop this past summer was charged with second-degree manslaughter Wednesday along with two other felonies. In announcing the charges, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s use of deadly force was not…

Michael Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'

In light of the recent shootings of Black men by police and the killings of police officers, many prominent Black celebrities have used their influence to call for change. On Monday, Charlotte Hornets owner and former NBA superstar Michael Jordan joined the ranks and called for an end to the…