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The Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Is Found Not Guilty

The verdict was reached Friday after four days of deliberation.
Posted at 11:33 AM, Jun 17, 2017

The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile has been acquitted of all charges.

Jeronimo Yanez faced one charge of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.

The jury struggled to come to a unanimous decision and was deadlocked for days.

In July 2016, Minnesota police officer Yanez pulled Castile over for a traffic stop. Castile, who had a concealed-carry permit, told Yanez he was legally carrying a weapon.

Castile's girlfriend — who was a passenger in the car — alleges Yanez fired his gun when Castile reached for his ID. Castile later died from his wounds.