JERONIMO YANEZ

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…

City of St. Anthony Officially Parts Ways with Jeronimo Yanez

Terms of the deal weren't released

  ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The city of St. Anthony has officially parted ways with police officer Jeronimo Yanez. The city and Yanez signed a separation agreement. Terms of the deal weren’t released. Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter last month in the fatal shooting of Phildano Castile in July 2016. Castile had a permit for the weapon. Yanez testified in…

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…

Pride Parade Briefly Stopped By Anti-Police Protesters

Staged Die-In On Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Anti-police protesters disrupted the Twin Cities Pride Parade over the police shooting of Philando Castile. “Do not say black lives matter if you’re not out here ya’ll,” said one protester.  “You are literally letting the police department that brutalizes and kills us, that literally beat my booty at the 4th Precinct, lead our gay pride parade. So,…

Dashcam Video Showing Castile Shooting Released

The video came from a camera in the squad car of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — A warning that what we are about to show you can be very disturbing to some. Dashcam video of the Philando Castile shooting has been made public. The video came from a camera in the squad car of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. It shows what happened after Castile told Yanez that he had a permit to carry…

Protesters Gathering in Wake of Yanez Not Guilty Verdict; Gov. Dayton, Sen. Klobuchar Speak Out

"This system continues to fail black people and they will continue to fail you all." Valerie Castille, mother of Philando Castille

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 Valerie Castille, mother of Philando Castille….

“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…

Jurors Find St. Anthony Police Officer Not Guilty of All Charges in the Killing of Philando Castile

Yanez claimed he saw Castile reaching for his gun and he was in fear for his life

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The verdict is in. After five days of deliberations, jurors have declared St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of manslaughter in the killing of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Castile was shot by Yanez during a traffic stop on July 6th, 2016. Yanez said he shot Castile after Castile told him he was carrying a…

The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Monday

Yanez took the stand in his own defense and testified why he decided to make a traffic stop on Castile's car

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The defense has rested their case in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez over the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer, sais he was “scared to death” just before he opened fire and killed Castile. Yanez took the stand in his own defense and testified why he decided to make a traffic…