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.