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BREAKING: Not Guilty Verdict for Officer in Philando Castile Shooting

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Truth About Guns

Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Via StarTribune.com.

A Minnesota jury has found Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all counts for the shooting death of Philando Castile last year during a traffic stop. Yanez had been charged by prosecutor John Choi with second-degree manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm, both felonies under Minnesota law. The municipality of St. Anthony, which had employed Yanez, announced that he “will not return to active duty” because “the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city.” Yanez will be offered a “voluntary separation agreement with terms to be negotiated,” according to Minnesota Public Radio.

Yanez shot Castile during a traffic stop in 2016 — he and his partner believed that Castile resembled a suspect wanted for the robbery of a local convenience store. When Yanez approached the vehicle, Castile announced that he had a Minnesota Permit to…

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