Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, was found not guilty by a Minnesota jury on Friday afternoon.

The jury was ordered to keep deliberating after being embroiled in deadlock for the past week.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes:

“After 27 hours of deliberation spanning five days, the jury of seven men and five women, including two people of color, reached its verdict shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. It was read in court at 2:45 p.m.

The jury delivered the verdicts before a packed courtroom, which included Castile’s family.

Yanez, 29, was charged in Ramsey County with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm for killing Castile, 32, last July 6 in Falcon Heights. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Rey­nolds, and her daughter, then 4, were also in the car at the time. Reynolds livestreamed the aftermath on Facebook, drawing worldwide attention to Castile’s death.”

SOURCE: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

2 thoughts on “Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Found Not Guilty On All Charges

  1. Nolen Nunley on said:

    Totally a DAMN shame he killed a innocent man a father but this is how it is reality dad reality Blackman’s​ life means nothing . As a Blackman I am totally HEARTBROKEN.

  2. Lois Martin on said:

    If it looks like a duck quacks like a duck its a duck . Looks like that young man senselessy lost his life . once again another black man dies , why because of a trigger happy law officer. He didn’t even care that he had his family in the car who will rehearse this over & over again in their minds. May God be with them. Doesn’t mean all law officers are bad ones but this stinks & it happens way too often. But this man will have to live with what he’s done smh. He was judged by 12 but he will in the end be punished by 1 (GOD)!

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