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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 »

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 »

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 »

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