18 protesters in Minnesota arrested after Philando Castile verdict

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An estimated 500 protesters snarled traffic and forced police to shut down the freeway in both directions, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

September 28: The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it has completed its investigation and turned over its findings to Choi.

Shortly after the verdict, the city of St. Anthony announced that Yanez would not be returning to work for its police department.

However, 18 people were taken into custody during the protests, CNN reported. We're going back down to 1969. Therefore, Friday night's large-scale protests in St. Paul were expected in the wake of the verdict.

After the rally, police said roughly 2,000 people marched peacefully down streets in the capital St Paul, at times blocking traffic at intersections and then on Interstate 94, a major highway. A faulty brake light gave the 29-year-old officer justification to pull Castile over.

Squad video shows Kauser was standing on the passenger side of the vehicle and jumping back when the shots were fired. The immediate aftermath of Castile's shooting was captured on video recorded by Reynolds and broadcast on Facebook Live. She said she began recording the shooting's aftermath because she feared for her life and wanted to make sure the truth was known.

December 23: Defense attorneys remove the first judge assigned to oversee Yanez's case, Judge Edward Wilson.

Prosecutors countered that Yanez overreacted to a man who was no threat, and had options short of shooting. Castile told Yanez he had a weapon. The mixed-race crowd, including many people with children, carried signs that read "Unite for Philando" and "Corrupt systems only corrupt".

"What do we mean when we say we want justice?"

Reeves said Castile is dead because he was racially profiled.

The shooting death of Castile, 32, triggered local protests and fuelled debate across the USA over the appropriate use of force by law enforcement against minorities. His statement made no mention of Yanez, but noted that "thousands" of police officers are "working to correct the injustices in our state". The statement says the city plans to offer Yanez a "voluntary separation" so he can find another job.


The City of St. Anthony fired Yanez Friday afternoon. Yanez faced the charge manslaughter among other offenses.

"He didn't deserve to die the way he did", Philando Castile's sister, Allysza, said. They spent a lot of time dissecting the "culpable negligence" requirement for conviction, and the last two holdouts agreed Friday on acquittal.

Ploussard declined to say whether he thought Yanez acted appropriately.

Castile family members crying as they exit the Ramsey Co.

SC officer Michael Slager, who is white, shot black motorist Walter Scott in the back as he fled from a traffic stop.

Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, emerged as a calm voice for change after her son's death. Reynolds' four-year-old daughter was in the backseat when it happened.

The jury was comprised of seven men and five women. Afterward, one of his attorneys, Tom Kelly, said the defence was “satisfied.”.

"We were confident in our client". A jury in St. Paul cleared Yanez of all charges in the death last July of 32-year-old Philando Castile. These two decisions create an atmosphere where police violence is sanctioned based on what we think a hypothetical officer could have felt, even if, in reality, the officer was acting recklessly, had ill motives or was acting based on implicit bias. "However that doesn't take away from the tragedy of the event".

The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer. The demonstrations came after a jury found police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm on Friday.

The trial of Yanez began during the last week of May, with prosecutors maintaining that Yanez failed to use correct protocol, such as ordering Castile to put his hands on the steering wheel after being informed the motorist was carrying a permitted gun, and then panicked when he thought Castile was reaching for it.

The defense argued Castile, who had traces of marijuana in his system, was stoned and it affected his responses to Yanez's commands. Castile had a permit. Prosecutors questioned whether Yanez ever saw the gun.

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