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Woman Soon to Be Wed Calls 911, Is Killed by Police

Minnesota department investigating fatal shooting of Justine Damond

(Newser) - A month after the acquittal of the officer in the Philando Castile shooting , Minneapolis police have another high-profile fatality on their hands. A 40-year-old woman due to be married next month was shot to death by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a noise in the alley... More »

Officer Who Killed Castile Leaves Department

'He should be in jail,' Castile's uncle says of Jeronimo Yanez

(Newser) - The Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile has left the suburban police department where he served under a separation agreement. The Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony announced Monday that Jeronimo Yanez is no longer with the police department, the... More »

In 'Rare' Move, Judge in Philando Castile Case Writes to Jurors

He says he supports them despite public outcry

(Newser) - Despite the uproar following the acquittal of the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, the judge in the trial supports the jury. In what the Minneapolis Star Tribune calls a "rare move," Judge William H. Leary III wrote a thank-you letter to jurors in the case... More »

City Reaches Deal With Philando Castile's Mom

She will be paid $3M after fatal police shooting

(Newser) - The mother of Philando Castile , a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile... More »

Dashcam Footage Shows Officer Kill Philando Castile

The footage was made public Tuesday

(Newser) - “Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me," Philando Castile tells Officer Jeronimo Yanez seconds before he is shot multiple times. Police dashcam footage of Castile's death that was shown during Yanez's manslaughter trial was released to the public Tuesday,... More »

Thousands Protest Acquittal in Death of Philando Castile

'My son loved this city and this city killed my son'

(Newser) - "They got free rein to keep killing us anyway they want," Valerie Castile said Friday night as protesters took to the streets of St. Paul, shutting down a freeway, after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the killing of her son, Philando Castile, the Star Tribune reports. According... More »

Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Jeronimo Yanez cleared of manslaughter, other charges

(Newser) - The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot black motorist Philando Castile in July has been acquitted of manslaughter and two lesser charges , the AP reports. Jeronimo Yanez shot Castile five times during a traffic stop seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun; he testified that Castile was... More »

Manslaughter Charge for Cop in Shooting of Black Driver

Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile over the summer in Minnesota

(Newser) - A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul this summer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, the AP reports. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Wednesday that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino, was not justified... More »

Reality TV Judge to Rep Philando's Family, Sue Police

'Epidemic of African-American men being killed by police officers': former celebrity judge

(Newser) - The family of Philando Castile will be filing a civil lawsuit that will seek justice for his shooting death and also push for "systemic changes" to law enforcement to prevent violence and bias at the hands of police, Castile's mother and the attorney representing his family said at... More »

Cops Quit WNBA Security Over Players' Shirts

They included the names of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling

(Newser) - Four off-duty police officers providing security at a WNBA game in Minnesota walked off the job Saturday after players spoke out about police brutality. Several members of the Minnesota Lynx denounced racial profiling as well as the "senseless ambush" of Dallas police during a press conference ahead of a... More »

Dispatch Tape Offers Clue on Why Philando Was Pulled Over

'The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just 'cause of the wide-set nose'

(Newser) - Philando Castile's girlfriend says he was shot last week by a cop "for no reason at all," but there may be another clue as to why he was pulled over. ABC News has gotten its hands on police dispatch audio from the night of July 6, and... More »

Police Chief: Dallas Sniper Had 'Devastating' Plans

Micah Johnson 'thought what he was doing was righteous'

(Newser) - Dallas sniper Micah Johnson had plans for even greater mayhem than the murder of five police officers , Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed in a CNN interview Sunday. The chief says bomb-making materials and a journal found at the 25-year-old's home signal that he had plans for an attack... More »

Night of Protests: Hundreds Arrested in Minn., La.

Including prominent Black Lives Matter activist

(Newser) - Police have arrested about 100 people in St. Paul during protests of the recent police killings of black men, including one outside Minnesota's capital city. Authorities say 21 St. Paul officers and six state troopers were hurt during the fracas late Saturday and early Sunday. St. Paul Mayor Chris... More »

Lawyer: Minn. Cop Was Reacting to Gun, Not Race

Says Philando Castile's death wasn't racially motivated

(Newser) - The Minnesota officer who fatally shot Philando Castile as he was reaching for his wallet during a traffic stop did so because of "the presence of that gun and the display of that gun," his lawyer tells the AP . "This had nothing to do with race. This... More »

Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory Over US Police Shootings

'Exercise extreme caution...in interactions with the police'

(Newser) - In a reversal of how this kind of thing normally works, the Bahamas issued a travel advisory Friday to its citizens visiting the US, NBC News reports. According to BBC , the advisory was brought on by the deadly week in the US. Or as the Bahamas' Ministry of Foreign Affairs... More »

Police Arrest 74 During Black Lives Matter Protest in NY

Protests around the country Friday were largely peaceful

(Newser) - A Black Lives Matter protest led to mass arrests Friday night in Rochester, New York, USA Today reports. Police Chief Michael Ciminelli says 74 people were arrested when protesters blocked traffic around 10pm. According to NBC News , police thought the protest was going to end earlier in the evening; officers... More »

Robert Kennedy's Eulogy for MLK Resonates This Week

'What we need in the United States is not division'

(Newser) - In the wake of the shooting death of two black men at the hands of police officers and the deaths of five police officers shot by a sniper this week, many people are sharing Robert Kennedy's 1968 speech eulogizing Martin Luther King Jr., Time reports. The speech, considered one... More »

Beyoncé Says Police Killings Are a 'War'

Obama, Drake, others address deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

(Newser) - With two deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police caught on tape this week, the country is reacting with outrage, sadness, and protests. Here's how some politicians, celebrities, and others—including President Obama and Beyoncé—addressed the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton... More »

Mom of Driver Shot by Police: 'Black in the Wrong Place'

His girlfriend says they had their hands up

(Newser) - The mother of the driver shot to death by a Minnesota police officer tells CNN that she had given her son simple advice if ever stopped by police: "Comply, comply, comply." But even though 32-year-old Philando Castile was doing just that, says his girlfriend, he ended up being... More »

Black Driver Shot 'for No Reason' During Traffic Stop

Minnesota man's girlfriend says he was reaching for wallet

(Newser) - A black driver pulled over for a broken tail light was fatally shot by police "for no apparent reason, for no reason at all," his distraught girlfriend says in a graphic video showing the aftermath of the shooting. In the video, Diamond Reynolds says Philando Castile, who can... More »

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