June 27, 2017
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*This story was updated Tuesday June 27.
CNN reports that the family of Philando Castile have reached a $3 million settlement with the city. Castile was shot and killed last year by a Minnesota police officer while his girlfriend rerecorded the gruesome scene on Facebook Live. Last week a jury acquitted the officer of all charges.
During Wednesday’s episode of NewsOne Now on TV One, host Roland Martin and his panel, Attorney A. Scott Bolden and Greg Carr, Chair of African-American Studies at Howard University, blasted the jury after last week’s decision to acquit Jeronimo Yanez after he fatally shot Philando Castile‘s seven times in 2016.
TELL US: Does the panel have a point? When will ever see justice in these cases?
Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in 2016 has been found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday. CNN reports that Yanez was acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.
#PhilandoCastile's mother addresses the press after the cop who murdered her only son was acquitted.
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