City of St. Anthony Ends Policing for Falcon Heights

St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped Philando Castile in Falcon Heights last July, a traffic stop that ended with Yanez fatally shooting Castile

 

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — The City of St. Anthony will end its policing contract with Falcon Heights.

St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped Philando Castile in Falcon Heights last July, a traffic stop that ended with Yanez fatally shooting Castile.

On Monday, he agreed to leave the St. Anthony police force in exchange for $48,500.

He was recently acquitted of manslaughter and other charges relating to the shooting.

Castile was shot several times after he told Yanez that he was armed.

Castile had a permit for his gun.

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