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After Being Found Not Guilty, Minnesota Officer Given Separation Agreement

After Being Found Not Guilty, Minnesota Officer Given Separation Agreement
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A Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting a man last summer has been given a separation agreement from his agency after he was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Philando Castile, 32, was shot several times by St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino, last July after Castile was pulled over with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and Reynolds’ 4-year-old daughter in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, a suburb of Saint Paul.

ABC News reports that the city of St. Anthony said in a statement that the “public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city.” The city will offer Yanez a “voluntary separation agreement” to help him transition to another career, it said.

 

 

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