Philando Castile's girlfriend to receive $800000 settlement for false arrest, emotional distress

Adjust Comment Print

Reynolds, who was in the auto and streaming on Facebook Live when a St. Anthony police officer shot Castile in July 2016, will receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota and $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust if it is approved by a court.

St. Anthony's city council voted to pay out $675,000 to Reynolds earlier this week.

Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter were driving with Castile in his auto on July 6, 2016, when St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled them over.

Diamond Reynolds live-streamed Philando Castile's fatal shooting on Facebook in July 2016. Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges.

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.

. Yanez made the traffic stop after noticing Castile's broken brake light, but he later said Castile matched the description of a robbery suspect.

Philando Castile's Girlfriend Diamond Reynolds Settles Shooting Case For $800000
Diamond Reynolds, Girlfriend of Philando Castile, Reaches Settlement with City of St. Anthony

The settlement must still be finalized by a judge, but the amount is meant to resolve Reynolds' complaint of emotional distress and false arrest.

A portion of the funds will be placed into a trust for her daughter's education, according to a press release issued by St. Anthony. Moments after Castile disclosed that he had a firearm, which he had a permit to carry, Yanez fired into the vehicle. St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust said the settlement "resolves all civil litigation stemming from the incidents on July 6, 2016, and opens the door to continued healing within our community". Roseville is where Reynolds was detained by police following the shooting. Reynolds gave her a kiss, and the 4-year-old added: "I could keep you safe". He was subsequently removed from the St. Anthony Police Department following the ruling.

The announcement comes just months after the city of St. Anthony agreed to pay Castille's mother, Valerie Castile, $2.995 million to settle a wrongful death claim.

"The settlement symbolizes that what happened to my daughter and I on July 6, 2016 was wrong".

Apple's Spaceship better look out, Microsoft is modernizing its headquarters too
Auto parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground. With the announcement, Microsoft is seeking to match the workplace upgrades many of its biggest rivals are pursuing.

Comments