Philando Castile's girlfriend reaches $800G settlement over police shooting

Philando Castile

She was a passenger in the auto driven by Philando Castile when he was fatally shot by a St. Anthony police officer in July 2016.

- St. Anthony City Council has agreed to pay Diamond Reynolds and her daughter $675,000 as part of a total $800,000 settlement for the Philando Castile lawsuit.

Reynolds was riding in the passenger seat of the vehicle with her four-year-old daughter in the backseat, when Castile was pulled over by Jernomio Yanez in St. Anthony, Minnesota on July 6.

Diamond Reynolds live-streamed Philando Castile's fatal shooting on Facebook in July 2016.

Castile was driving in Falcon Heights in July 2016 when Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled over Castile and shot him after he said he was armed.

According to City Manager Mark Casey, the Reynolds' settlement would only be covered up to $5,000 by the city's insurance because the St. Anthony's $3 million policy was largely drained by a settlement with Valerie Castile, Philando's mother. Prosecutors argued that Yanez, who is Mexican-American, had racially profiled Castile, a black man, when he stopped him for a broken brake light.

Though Reynolds and her daughter suffered no physical scars after the arrest, the trauma of the events understandably caused significant emotional unrest.

Yanez, who has since been fired from the force, was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter in June. Later, when a frustrated Reynolds yelled while having an issue with her phone, the 4-year-old tried to console her.

City officials said the settlement does not assume guilt by anyone involved. 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". He was subsequently removed from the St. Anthony Police Department following the ruling. In a statement released to media outlets, Reynolds said the settlement shows that what happened to her and her daughter "was wrong" and that while it would not erase the pain they feel, she hopes it allows them "to get our lives back and move forward".

Related News:

  • Garrison Keillor Fired After Sexual Assault Allegations

    Garrison Keillor Fired After Sexual Assault Allegations

    His hand-picked successor, mandolinist Chris Thile , is in his second season as " Prairie Home " host. MPR says it's still investigating but now has no other allegations against Keillor.
    Is BMW's new i8 roadster the coolest hybrid yet?

    Is BMW's new i8 roadster the coolest hybrid yet?

    Combined with the 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, the i8 Roadster produces 369bhp and 570Nm of torque. BMW has also upgraded the battery pack for both new models, raising capacity to 11.6kWh up from the previous i8's 7.1kWh.
    India recorded 6% of global malaria cases in 2016

    India recorded 6% of global malaria cases in 2016

    It also stated that surveillance mechanism in India was weak as it detected a mere eight per cent of Malaria cases. Nadda at a high-level round table on "Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the Southeast Asia Region".
  • December PS Plus games announced in full

    December PS Plus games announced in full

    Sony has not yet made any official announcement in this regard - we expect them to come up with the line-up today or tomorrow. Xbox Live Gold members, however, only have a few days left to download two of the free games offered for November.
    Gf Vip 2, la semifinale: 10 top e flop

    Gf Vip 2, la semifinale: 10 top e flop

    Come ha raccontato a poche ore dalla semifinale a Cristiano Malgioglio , Ignazio è davvero innamorato di Cecilia . Un sogno che si realizzerà presto e che è stato coronato in diretta tv con la proposta di matrimonio di Daniele.

    McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Stake Increased by Synovus Financial Corp

    The stock of M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) has "Market Perform" rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The fast-food giant reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.01.
  • Infiniti QX50 debuts in LA

    Infiniti QX50 debuts in LA

    Its asymmetric layout and calm, connected ambience is created to meet different needs of the driver and passengers. The 2019 QX50 is built on an all-new platform, featuring a front-engine, front-wheel-drive-based layout.

    Chipotle Is Looking For a New CEO as Its Turnaround Sputters

    Excluding Wednesday's move, Chipotle shares were down 24% year to date. Shares surged 5 percent in premarket trading. He will continue as executive chairman.
    Serena yet to commit to Australian Open

    Serena yet to commit to Australian Open

    Serena and Alexis can enjoy walking out onto a 1,500-square-foot beachfront terrace with panoramic views of the Atlantic. The plush cottage boasts 3.5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and is open-planned throughout with 20-foot peak ceilings.
  • The Avengers return with Infinity War trailer

    The Avengers return with Infinity War trailer

    In addition to Infinity War , 2018 will see the release of Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Avengers 4 , now untitled, is expected to wrap up the current phase of the MCU in 2019.
    Instagram Publishes 2017's Top Moments, Celebrities, Trends and More

    Instagram Publishes 2017's Top Moments, Celebrities, Trends and More

    Her pregnancy announcement photo (when she revealed that she and JAY-Z were expecting twins) is the most-liked image of the year. In third was a mother picture from Beyoncé , confirming that she had given birth to twins Rumi and Sir Carter.
    Trump spreads fake conspiracy theory about 'Morning Joe' co-host Joe Scarborough

    Trump spreads fake conspiracy theory about 'Morning Joe' co-host Joe Scarborough

    An autopsy report found that she had been feeling unwell and heart problems caused her to fall on her desk and hit her head. Lately, according to The Times , Trump has been telling advisers he thinks Obama's birth certificate is a fake.

Most liked

Glitch Leaves American Airlines Without Pilots For Christmas Season
New regulations to protect travelers and compensate them for cancellations and delays have gone into effect in Mexico this year. At a minimum, the carrier is likely to face higher labor costs just as investors are stepping up scrutiny of airline expenses.

Players divided over NFL's $100 million social justice proposal
Per the same report, however, there is not unanimity of support for the proposal from the players. It appears the matter could be voted on for passage in March at the owners' meetings.

Vegas reveals odds for where Eli Manning will play in 2018
The New York Giants benched Eli Manning on Tuesday, apparently ending the NFL's second-longest streak of starts by a quarterback. The idea of Manning coming in to relieve Smith with the Giants getting blown out in Oakland is a nightmare for Giants fans.

Turkish gold trader to testify for USA in sanctions-evasion trial
He's testifying against a Turkish banker who's pleaded not guilty to violating economic sanctions against Iran. Reza Zarrab , seen here in 2013, has morphed from lead defendant to star witness in a US trial.

Lawmaker's punishment for sex harassment claims: No more interns
On the Fred Dicker show on Talk 1300AM, McLaughlin said it's an attack on him because he's an outspoken Republican. A bi-partisan committee is calling on McLaughlin to stop naming the accuser and openly discussing the allegations.

Nasdaq plans to launch Bitcoin futures early next year
Cryptocurrency has been wildly volatile all year long, particularly for the leading digital currency bitcoin. But the bitcoin price has risen rapidly for the past two weeks on increasing demand .

"OK Waze" Voice Control, HOV Lane Support in Canada and More
You can use these voice commands to begin navigation, preview the route ahead of you, ask for your arrival time, and more. In the US, UK, and Canada, drivers can now initiate hands-free mode simply by saying "Ok Waze" and naming a destination.

Enes Kanter mocks LeBron James' ejection on Twitter
In November, James dissed the Knicks for drafting not taking Dennis Smith Jr. ahead of Frank Ntilikina in the 2017 NBA Draft. And New York Knicks center, Enes Kanter , was quick to jump hop on twitter to continue his ongoing fued with LeBron.

Lloyds to cut 49 branches, adding to record closures across Britain
Lloyds Banking Group plc is a provider of financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom. Lloyds Banking Group plc has a fifty-two week low of GBX 56.93 ($0.76) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 73.58 ($0.98).

OncoSec Medical Incorporated (ONCS) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0. Stock's minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $9 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $25.

The $0.15 Earnings Per Share Expected for Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) This Quarter
Goldman Sachs maintained Netflix, Inc . (NASDAQ: NFLX ) has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, September 27 by JP Morgan. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC's holdings in Netflix were worth $1,612,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers eligible to begin practicing this week
Still, his appearance on the field was a boost for his teammates, who lost by three points to the AFC's top seed. "Six losses. Whatever happens Saturday, it's unlikely to be very visible because the team's practices that day are not open to reporters.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Holdings Lifted by LSV Asset Management
Citigroup has invested 0.06% in Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ) on Monday, November 14 with "Buy" rating. OH's holdings in Gilead Sciences were worth $11,918,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (NASDAQ: GILD ).

Amnesty wants Shell probed over crimes in Ogoniland
Shortly afterwards, the ISTF began a campaign of brutal raids in Ogoniland - killing, raping and torturing villagers. The protests were led by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) led by Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Sunny, high near 56 — TODAY'S FORECAST
Another cold front brings a chance for some accumulating snowfall Friday with another ridge of high pressure moving in Saturday . Thursday , the high will be 54 with sunny skies and a north northwest wind of 5 to 8 miles per hour , the weather service said.