Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Thursday proposed naming a $12 million police training fund in honor of Philando Castile, the black motorist who was fatally shot by police last year and whose dying moments were live-streamed on Facebook.
Castile, 32, was shot five times during a traffic stop last July in a St. Paul suburb. The incident triggered local protests and fueled debate across the country over the appropriate use of force by law enforcement against minorities.
The shooting drew national attention after Castile's girlfriend, who was in the car, live-streamed the bloody aftermath on social media.
Dayton, a Democrat, proposed honoring Castile at a news conference on the anniversary of his death.
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