Friday, June 16, 2017

Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Acquitted of Manslaughter Charges

A jury has acquitted a Minnesota police officer in the shooting death of a black man outside St. Paul last year, putting to end a tragic saga that began with a routine traffic stop.

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged in the July 2016 shooting of school cafeteria worker Philando Castile, igniting protests and a call to action by civil rights activists nationwide against the deadly use of force by police.

After five days and more than 25 hours of deliberation, a jury decided that the state did not meet its burden for a conviction.

Yanez could have faced up to 10 years under Minnesota law if convicted. 

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Source: NBC News 

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