Philando Castile's girlfriend receives $800000 settlement

Philando Castile's Girlfriend Diamond Reynolds Settles Shooting Case For $800000

Reynolds and her daughter were riding in the vehicle with Philando Castile on July 6th, 2016, when he was pulled over by police and shot to death after volunteering that he was legally carrying a gun.

While she and her 4-year-old daughter were not harmed during the shooting by officer Jeronimo Yanez, Reynolds and her child, whom she shared with Castile, was detained by the Roseville police. The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the city of Roseville will pay Reynolds $125,000, for a combined total of $800,000. Reynolds then live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live. Almost a year after Castile's death, Yanez was acquitted on all counts.

A still image from police video shows Diamond Reynolds being comforted by her daughter while handcuffed in the back seat of a police patrol vehicle after Philando Castile was fatally shot.

. Prosecutors argued that Yanez, who is Mexican-American, had racially profiled Castile, a black man, when he stopped him for a broken brake light. The defense argued that Yanez saw Castile's hand on the gun, which he had a permit to carry, the AP said. He was subsequently dismissed from his police force in St. Anthony, Minn., and that city reached a settlement with Castile's family. One bullet passed within inches of Reynolds' daughter who was in the back seat.

St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust described the settlement as a resolution that "opens the door to healing".

Darin Richardson, the Insurance Trust's claims manager, said he expects St. Anthony's liability premium to go up $12,000 annually, starting in 2018, because of the Castile shooting.

The city has released a statement that said the money also serves to close the case on Reynold's claims of "emotional distress and false arrest".

In lieu of a criminal conviction, Philando's mother Valerie Castile received a $3 million settlement from the city of St. Anthony this past June. Not long after, Yanez agreed to a "voluntary separation agreement", leaving his police department with a payment of $48,500 as well as a payout for unused personal leave.



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