Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing
2017-06-18, 08:08 PM,
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter on Friday for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.

Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges related to the July traffic stop in a St Paul suburb. Jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict in the death of Castile, 32, who was shot just seconds after informing Yanez that he was carrying a gun.

Yanez, who is Latino, testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. The defence also argued Castile was high on cannabis and said that affected his actions.

Castile had a permit for the weapon and prosecutors questioned whether Yanez ever saw it. They argued that the officer overreacted and that Castile was not a threat.

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2017-06-18, 11:20 PM,
In a country with more guns than people, I am surprised it is only 1,092 deaths in a year.
2017-06-18, 11:25 PM,
If the guy hadn't had a gun, he would still be alive.
2017-06-18, 11:45 PM,
Sounds like the policeman panicked and shot him and then made some stuff up later to justify it...
2017-06-19, 12:17 AM,
Seems the Police Officer has been sacked.
2017-06-19, 07:59 AM,
Basically a frightened cop has killed an innocent man who had been stopped for a busted taillight. :(
2017-06-19, 08:02 AM,
Doesn't surprise me at all. Poor bloke, and his poor family who witnessed his murder.

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