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Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul

21 Juin 2017

"Some held signs that read "this hurts" and 'Justice not served for Philando'". Police did arrest 18 individuals who blocked a major highway just outside the downtown area, CNN reported.

Philando Castile was fatally shot by the officer July 6 in a St. Paul suburb seconds after he told the officer he was armed. Reynolds immediately pulled out her phone and took video of the next minutes in which officers attempted to calm the situation as the mortally wounded Castile died.

The mayor of Saint Paul quickly announced a series of community meetings to discuss the verdict. "Even though Philando's death was not vindicated today, I will never stop as long as I live fighting for justice through the Philando Castile Relief Foundation".

July 7: Protesters converge overnight at Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's official residence in the state capital of St. Paul.

Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, though sentencing guidelines suggested around four years would have been more likely. "But the next phase of this system - and our protesting - has to be economic", she said.

During the stop, Castile volunteered, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me".

Minnesota law allows defense attorneys to remove one judge without citing a reason, and Yanez's attorneys declined to say whether race was a factor. "I don't know how to do that", he said.

No video existed of exactly what happened inside the auto.

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"I had to explain to her, today in the auto ride home, what this was all about, and how do you do that to a 5-year-old?"

Thousands of chanting demonstrators marched through the streets of St. Paul, the capital, Friday evening, to protest the officer's acquittal. The prosecution, on the other hand, argued that Castile should not have shot Castile in any case.

The ACLU said in a statement: "Two Supreme Court decisions from the 1980s allow officers to use deadly force when a reasonable officer on the scene could reasonably fear for their safety".

The jury cleared the policeman of second degree manslaughter and two counts of felony of intentional discharge of a risky weapon for endangering the safety of Ms Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter.

Speaking to the press, Philando Castile's mother Valerie Castile said the policeman got away with murder.

Franken also thanked Ramsey County Attorney John Choi for bringing charges in the case. "I told him not to reach for it".

Protestors marched from the state capitol in St. Paul and, as they did previous year, about 500 marched down the ramps onto Interstate 94, blocking traffic on the busiest traffic connection between the Twin Cities. She said she began recording the shooting's aftermath because she feared for her life and wanted to make sure the truth was known.

Castile's death was part of a series of high-profile shootings of African-Americans by police. She shared the video - graphic, bloody, and tragic - on Facebook, and it quickly went viral.

Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul