Philando Castile's Girlfriend to Get $800K

Some of the money will be put in trust for her daughter, who also witnessed Castile's death
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2017 8:40 AM CST
Philando Castile's Girlfriend to Get $800K
Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, holds her daughter during a gathering in Castile's honor on July 6, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn.   (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

The girlfriend of a black Minnesota man shot and killed by a police officer last year is set to receive $800,000 in settlements over his death, the New York Daily News reports. Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car with 32-year-old Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, and Reynolds filmed and posted online the aftermath of the traffic stop in which Castile was shot by Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Reynolds and her daughter weren't injured, but Reynolds claims they both suffered emotional distress from witnessing Castile's shooting and from what Reynolds says was her false arrest afterward.

She'll receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, as well as an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. A St. Anthony press release says some of the funds would be placed in a trust for Reynolds' daughter's education. The New York Times notes the settlements must still be approved by a judge. "While no amount of money can change what happened, bring Philando back, or erase the pain that my daughter and I continue to suffer, I do hope that closing this chapter will allow us to get our lives back and move forward," Reynolds said in a statement. (Castile's mom also received a settlement.)

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