CASTILE

Philando Castile Memorial Fundraiser to Become a Nonprofit Organization

Philando Feeds the Children is in the works to be an established nonprofit

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A school lunch campaign that started with a goal of $5,000 in honor of shooting victim, Philando Castile, has reached a new goal. Philando Feeds the Children is in the works to be an established nonprofit, geared towards helping schools with their lunch programs. The online campaign exceeded its $5,000 goal by raising $80,000 and…

Minnesota Organization Votes Against Gov. Dayton’s Name Proposal of Police Training Program

Community members favored Dayton's proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training has voted against Gov. Dayton’s proposal to name a new $12 million training fund for Philando Castile. Community members favored Dayton’s proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it. They said that since then-St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted, the proposal felt like…

Judge in Yanez Trial Says Verdict Backlash is from Lack of Understanding

He wrote a letter to jurors, saying no one understands the difficult task they had to go through

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The judge in the trial of the Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile says he supports the jury and their verdict. The judge wrote a letter addressed to the jurors telling them all of the backlash is coming from people who don’t understand the job jurors were asked to do and says…

Castile Family to Get $3 Million for Shooting Death

Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges this month

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The mother of Philando Castile has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. The settlement avoids the drawn-out process of a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Castile’s death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by…

Twin Cities Pride Organizers Apologize, Say Police Are Welcome at Parade

Organizers originally wanted limited participation in wake of the not guilty verdict of the shooting of Philando Castile

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade set to take place Sunday have changed their minds about police officers being at the event. Organizers say they didn’t think about the negative message it would be sending by asking police to minimize their presence at the parade and didn’t think about alternatives. They say now they are…

“When They Get Done with Us, They’re Coming for You”: Castile Family Speaks on Verdict

Family members met with reporters after the court case came to a close

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After five days of deliberation, Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Family members met with reporters after the court case came to a close. “This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all,” said Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile. “Because this…