Officer Acquitted of Philando Castile Shooting, Dismissed from Force

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There are going to be a lot of unhappy campers after this ruling. Unfortunately not everything is black and white. There are always going to be areas of gray. This is one of them.

Officer Jeronnimo Yanez from Minnesota was released from the police force after being acquitted in the shooting and death of Philando Castile.


Although acquitted, the city of St. Anthony issued a statement on Friday saying that the public “will be best served” if Yanez is no longer employed there.

The decision to dismiss Yanez came after he was found not guilty on all counts related to the incident.

He was also cleared of two lesser charges of endangering Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her daughter for firing his gun into the car near them.

The city plans to offer Yanez a “voluntary separation” so

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