PHILANDO CASTILE

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,…

Twin Cities Pride Parade Organizers Say Police Presence Needs to be Minimal

The parade draws about 350,000 people

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday’s event. They say they’re trying to respect the pain many are feeling following last week’s acquittal of Officer Yanez. But Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, calls the decision disturbing. The parade, which draws about…

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…

“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…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Use of Force Expert Convinced Yanez Reacted Appropriately in the Situation

Prosecutors argue Yanez acted unreasonably in shooting Castile

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A use-of-force expert testifies that a St. Anthony police officer was right to use deadly force in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Joseph Dutton took the stand for the defense and is convinced that Officer Jeronimo Yanez saw a gun before he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb….

The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Prosecution Expert Says Castile Was Not a Threat

Jeffrey Noble testified in the manslaughter trial of Jeronimo Yanez

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — An expert on police use of force says a St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile has no reason to believe the motorist was a threat. Jeffrey Noble testified in the manslaughter trial of Jeronimo Yanez. Noble says Yanez’s actions were unreasonable and he should have acted differently. A Hennepin County medical examiner…

Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Key Piece of Evidence Shows Yanez Doesn’t See Gun on Castile

The audiotape is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez's manslaughter trial

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St. Anthony police officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man can be heard saying on audio that he doesn’t know where Philando Castile’s gun was. The audiotape is key evidence in Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s manslaughter trial. He’s accused of killing 32-year-old Castile last July in a St. Paul suburb. Castile had a…

The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Castile’s Girlfriend Testifies He was Carrying Gun

Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, began her testimony in court

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The battle over admissible evidence in the trial of a St. Anthony police officer accused of killing Philando Castile has only just begun. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, began her testimony in court. Reynolds streamed the aftermath of the shooting LIVE on Facebook. She says she saw Castile leave the apartment that day with a gun….