City of St. Anthony, Minn., Reaches $3,000,000 Settlement With Family of Philando Castile

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The city of St. Anthony, Minn., will avoid a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Philando Castile’s family in the wake of his 2016 shooting death by paying out nearly $3 million to his family.

According to the Associated Press, Castile’s mother is set to receive the $2.995 million as settlement in Castile’s death at the hands of a St. Anthony police officer, Valerie Castile’s attorneys and the city of St. Anthony announced Monday.

Castile’s July 6, 2016, death prompted a lot of rage and anguish after the immediate aftermath of the shooting was broadcast on Facebook Live by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. That rage and anguish was further amplified after St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted in the killing despite seemingly damning police dashcam footage that shows an unsettled Yanez firing into the vehicle carrying Castile, Reynolds and Reynold’s 4-year-old daughter.

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