Jurors in the Philando Castile Case Find MN Police Officer Not Guilty

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

After 27 hours of deliberation over five days, jurors in the Philando Castile case have finally reached a verdict for the St. Anthony police officer on trial for his murder: not guilty.

Jeronimo Yanez was charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm after he shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop July 6 in Falcon Heights, MN. Castile’s death received national attention after the Facebook Live video his girlfriend posted showing the aftermath of the shooting went viral.

Lavish (Diamond) Reynolds and her then 4-year-old daughter were in the car when she began filming just moments after Yanez shot Castile in the driver’s seat. Reynolds remained calm and continued to comply with the officer’s orders, referring to him as ‘sir’ and describing the events that had just transpired.

“Ma’am, keep your hands where they are,” he shouted at Reynolds. “I told him not to reach

Click here to Read this Entire Story on Bearing Arms

This post was originally published on this site
Comments are closed.