Shooting, Trial, And Settlements Wrapped Up In A Year And A Half

Philando Castile and his mother, Valerie Castile. Facebook

Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul, Minn. on July 6, 2016. Less than a year later, a jury found Jeronimo Yanez, the St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot  Castile, not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Philando’s mother Valerie Castile and St. Anthony Village reached a settlement agreement for the wrongful death claim of $2,995,000. On June 26, 2017, a Hennepin County judge ordered Valerie Castile will receive the entire $3 million settlement in the death of her son which was less than 2 weeks after a jury acquitted the police officer.

Today, Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend reached a $675K settlement with the city of St. Anthony. She will also receive $125,000 from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust on behalf of the City of Roseville, because Reynolds alleged distress from being detained by their officers after the shooting.

“If we don’t approve this and we go ahead with litigation, it would just reopen the whole case again and bring heartache to everyone involved,” said Mayor Jerry Faust. “It is best to settle, and this will resolve all civil litigation stemming from the incident on July 6, 2016, and it opens the door to continued healing within our community.”

Read more about Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds below.

Lavish Reynolds smoking pot in car, daughter very upset in back seat (left); Lavish Reynolds driving car flashing whiskey (right)

Philando Castile’s Girlfriend EXPOSED: See Her Lies, Child Abuse, & Scams
Castile’s Mom Has ONE Thing To Say About Diamond Reynold’s $56K GoFundMe

One thought on “Shooting, Trial, And Settlements Wrapped Up In A Year And A Half

  1. There is ‘no doubt’ about Philando death, that the officer acted in haste. Strong possibility of being careless. However, a jury found Officer Yanez ‘not guilty’ of ‘murder’. However, the former officer; i.e. Yanez was fired from the police force division of that precinct. Support for a negligence claim; allowing the settlement out of court for mother of Philando. I am surprize that the girlfriend would be compensated anymore than limited amount. Based on the revelation on this misconception in regards to the former girlfriend, ‘GoFundMe.’ project..I would think the FBI would be investigating this as it suggest a case of fraud on the people of our country. I went through the ‘profiles’ on these groups and there is no ‘HONORABLE’ intent in a group that asks for money without credible information. I beleive, any group seeking donations would need approval from the ‘attorney general’ office in Minnesota. In addition; Attorney General Office does have a database for charites or Non Profits.


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