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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Minnesota Officer Charged With Manslaughter In Castile Death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Philando Castile, a black man whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the fatal shooting live on Facebook, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot the 32-year-old during a July 6 traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the car along with her young daughter at the time. The woman said Castile was shot several times while reaching for his ID after telling Yanez he had a gun permit and was armed.

Yanez’s attorney, Tom Kelly, has said Yanez, who is Latino, was reacting to the presence of a gun, and that one reason Yanez pulled Castile over was because he thought he looked like a possible match for an armed robbery suspect.

But family members claimed Castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker, was racially profiled.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Follow directions it's just that easy.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, but the dumbocrats still wanna cry racism.

Anonymous said...

Coward states attorney worried about riots if he didn't charge. Such bs

Anonymous said...

Castile was racially profiled? Racially profiled by a man that isn't white? Hmmm?

Anonymous said...

It isn't racism, it is manslaughter.

The officer had no reason to kill the guy - according to the charges.

Zorro said...

I have to agree with you....no weapon was pulled out....if a weapon was displayed....that changes things...very sad for all involved in this....very sad

Anonymous said...

The cameras don't lie for sure.
Justice was served as it should have been.

Let us try to get along---stop the fighting
& killing !

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Follow directions it's just that easy.

November 17, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Get an education and don't be a dick. It's just that easy