Philando Castile’s family reaches a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony in his shooting death by then-police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who has since been fired. The settlement is about the size of the city’s police department budget.
CNN: “The death of Philando Castile is a tragedy for his family and for our community,” the statement said. “The parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy 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.”
Philando Castile was killed July 6, 2016, during a traffic stop for a broken tail light. His girlfriend streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live.
Yanez was acquitted of “second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety,” CNN reports. The settlement comes as Castile’s mother said she thought this case would be the one to upend the cycle of not guilties.