Monday, 26 June 2017

Philando Castile's family accepts $3m settlement for controversial 2016 killing

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Late Castile (left) and killer cop Jeronimo Yanez
The mother of Philando Castile, the black motorist shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer a year ago, has agreed to a $2.995 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony.
According to a statement issued by the city and the family's lawyers, Valerie Castile will be paid with insurance funds, and "no taxpayer monies" will be involved.

Late Castile was fatally shot at a traffic stop in July 2016 by Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Multiple videos of the shooting and its chaotic aftermath emerged, thrusting the case into the global spotlight. 
The joint statement reads,
 'the death of Philando Castile is a tragedy for his family and for our community. The parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims 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. No amount of money could ever replace Philando. With resolution of the claims the family will continue to deal with their loss through the important work of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation. The important work of healing our community continues'.

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