St. Anthony, Minnesota reached a $3 million settlement with the family of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer last year, CNN reports.

A joint statement, released on Monday, called the shooting “a tragedy” for Castile’s family and the community.

“The parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy in order to allow the process of healing to move forward for the Castile family, for the people of St. Anthony Village, and for all those impacted by the death of Philando Castile throughout the United States,” the statement continued, according to CNN.

A jury acquitted Jeronimo Yanez of second-degree manslaughter on June 16, which unleashed a public outcry for justice.

Funds for the settlement will be paid through the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, ABC News reported. City officials underscored that no taxpayer funds are going toward the settlement.

Yanez stopped Castile for a broken taillight on his vehicle. Castile notified the officer that he had a weapon in his car. Yanez claimed that he feared for his life, believing that Castile was reaching for his gun, and opened fire.

People across the globe viewed the aftermath of the shooting via Facebook Live, when Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the car with her 4-year-old daughter, steamed it online.

After the trial, officials released new dashcam video, which reignited the outcry.

This comes just days after the family of Michael Brown reached a settlement over the fatal shooting of the Black teenager by a White Ferguson, Missouri police officer. According to ABC News, they settled the case for $1.5 million.

The joint statement said Castile’s family “will continue to deal with their loss through the important work of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation.”

SOURCE:  CNN, ABC News, Associated Press

 

15 thoughts on “Philando Castile’s Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement In Fatal Police Shooting

  1. tRuTh HuRtZ on said:

    This is what boggles my mind. If the police officer isn’t guilty of anything why are they always settling. I don’t get that. I’ll give you money but I’m not guilty. !!!!Ok, maybe I’m ignorant or something is definitely wrong with this picture.

  2. mrknowitall on said:

    A reason black bastard mothers have so many black bastard children is, if one of their black racist bastard chillens get killed attacking a police office, they get the ghetto lottery. Get paid by teaching racism and non compliance.

  3. Harrison on said:

    No amount of money will be eniugh to replace a person life. I pray for this mother she shiuld have gotten more. Ibwas trying to s÷ the tail light from the picture. I think that was just an excuse why he was stopped in the first place. All he had to say you have a beoken tail light take care if it and let him go with the warning.

  4. Grady White on said:

    You don’t seem to have the same compassion or concern for Officer Yanez who was forced to stare down the barrel of Castille gun that he decided to brandish over a broken tail light. Double standard much?

    • Diane on said:

      Chris/ Grady, that cop was not staring down a gun, and u knw it. Stop with the lies. And stop calling yourself Grady White, boy

    • “You don’t seem to have the same compassion or concern for Officer Yanez who was forced to stare down the barrel of Castille gun…”
      You’re damn right I don’t have that same compassion, especially for shit that didn’t happen. You’re an imbecile, Yanez didn’t see a gun at all, he was a scared bitch with a gun, he was taught to deescalate the situation but instead he went for zero to 100 and 2.3 seconds, his bitch ass should have been convicted of murder, the jury are idiots.

    • Grady White on said:

      I fail to see how black high school students excelling in science, even remotely rises to your definition of selling out. The slave mentality on this site is oppressing. Turn on anyone who dares better themselves. That is truly PATHETIC.

  5. specialt757 on said:

    No amount of money could make this right. I know Castile’s mother would rather have her son alive than this “don’t go away mad, just go away” money. I heard her rant and that was real talk. I pray for her and their community’s healing, P. Castile, didn’t deserve to die like this and I don’t care what he smoked, that morning or afternoon, AND he had a weapon’s permit so he was well within his rights. Oh but wait, he was black so he didn’t have the same rights. It’s hard to stay woke, when they are killing and harassing our black men and youth without cause.

    • Diane on said:

      Exactly. As a mother I feel her pain. P. Castile should not have died that day. 3 million dollars is nothing compared to the pain and suffering this family is and will continue to go thru. I watched her interview the day after he was murdered, she’s a classy lady. I wish her and her family all the best.

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