PHILANDO CASTILE

MN Sets New Standard For Traffic Stops Four Years After Philando Castile Shooting

Other advice for drivers include avoiding reaching around inside the vehicle and to not get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer.

MINNEAPOLIS — “I pray that Minnesota can be a model for other states, the whole United States be a model and do these things we all can be better,” Valerie Castile said. Philando Castile’s mother, law enforcement and state officials discussed the new changes in traffic stops involving guns. The guideline for drivers carrying a gun is to keep their…

WATCH LIVE: Department of Public Safety to discuss driver’s manual update on motorists with firearms

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is holding a news conference at 1:15 p.m. to inform drivers and law enforcement of an update to the driver’s manual that covers traffic stops. The update specifically provides information about what to expect when a driver has a firearm. The DPS will be joined by Valerie Castile, Philando Castile’s mother. Valerie…

Judge Lowers Bail But Refuses To Release Former Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor

Noor Is Charged With The Murder Of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017 After She Called 911

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Bail has been cut from $500,000 to $400,000 for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. Mohamed Noor made his first court appearance in the July death of Justine Ruszczyk (ROOS’-chehk) Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor’s…

Online Fundraiser to Honor Philando Castile Pays for Lunch Debt for St. Paul School District

The original goal of the fundraiser was $5,000, but it is now over $65,000

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — An online fundraiser at the school where Philando Castile worked is exceeding its goal by tens of thousands of dollars in order to pay off the student lunch debt in his honor. Castile was a nutrition supervisor at the J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet school in St. Paul and was well-known to students as “Mr. Phil.”…

Father of Philando Castile Requesting Portion of $3 Million Settlement from Prison

Castile's mother, Valerie, has petitioned the court for $2 million with the remaining amount going to attorneys

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The father of Philando Castile wants a portion of the $3 million settlement reached in his death. Phelix Frazier Sr. is serving a life term in federal prison on drug trafficking charges. Frazier has asked a Hennepin County judge to give him $500,000 and disputes claims that he was absent from his son’s life. Castile’s…

Castile Family Attorney Now Representing Family of Unarmed Woman Killed by Minneapolis Police

Attorney David Bennett said he is getting involved in the case to "effect real change."

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The attorney who represented Philando Castile’s family after Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police officer and helped negotiate a $3 million settlement from the city is now representing the family and fiancee of the unarmed woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis Police officer. Attorney David Bennett said he is getting involved…

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…

Gov. Dayton Facing Backlash from Police Unions After Training Program Announcement

The unions say naming the program after Castile is an insult and Gov. Dayton is promising to meet with law enforcement on the program

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton is facing backlash from some police unions after his announcement of naming a police training program after Castile Thursday. The governor gathered with members of Castile’s family members to announce a $12 million program that will train officers to work in diverse communities. The unions say naming the program after Castile is an…

Gov. Dayton Names $12 Million Police Training Program in Honor of Philando Castile

Governor Dayton says he wants people and law enforcement to work together to improve relationships

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s been exactly one year since the fatal shooting of Philando Castile and Governor Dayton is recommending a new program be named in his honor. The Philando Castile Law Enforcement Training Fund is a $12 million program that will pay for training Minnesota officers who serve in diverse communities. Dayton says he wants people and law…