PHILANDO CASTILE’S GIRFRIEND REACHES $800,000 SETTLEMENT WITH MINNESOTA
Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, the unarmed man who was gunned down in cold-blood in front of his girlfriend and daughter by Falcon Heights police officer Jeronimo Yanez, has reached a settlement with St. Anthony, Minnesota.
NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, The St. Anthony City Council voted Tuesday night to pay $675,000 to Diamond Reynolds and her daughter, who was 4 years-old when her father was killed by Falcon Heights police officer Jeronimo Yanez right before her eyes. Diamond Reynolds will also receive $125,000 from the league of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the city of Roseville, where Reynolds was detained by police and questioned by the state Bureau Of Criminal Apprehension after the shooting. A statement by the Mayor of St. Anthony, Jerry Faust that appears on the city’s website read:
“The settlement resolves any civil litigation against the city and current and former employees and opens the door to healing.” The statement on the site also read that the settlement resolves Reynolds’ claims of “emotional distress and false arrest.”