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Minnesota Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Philando Castile Shooting

Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez will make a first court appearance Friday, Choi said. St. The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Wednesday. She said the officer asked for Castile’s license and registration and as he reached for his wallet, the officer shot him. 46.729553
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Minnesota Woman Live Streams Aftermath of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting (Graphic Content) In the live-stream, she says the officer had pulled Castile over for a broken tail light, and that he had told the officer that he had a gun and a concealed-carry permit. The officer says in the video that he had “told him not to reach for it.”
Choi said Yanez fired seven rounds into the car. The incident, along with the July 5 fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, sparked protests nationwide and renewed the debate over the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Check back for updates on this developing story. News of Castile’s July 6 death spread quickly on social media when his fiancée, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live.