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Governor Wants To Name Training Fund After Philando Castile

Governor Wants To Name Training Fund After Philando Castile

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is requesting that a new law enforcement training fund be named in memory of Philando Castile.

The request comes after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted from being charged with manslaughter in the case.

Minnesota lawmakers set aside $12 million to train police in working with diverse communities. Dayton says he hopes the fund will help improve police relations with citizens of all colors and wants it named the “Philando Castile Law Enforcement Training Fund.”

After the shooting, the Governor declared that Philando Castile would not be dead “if he was white.”

Dayton named Castile’s uncle, Clarence Castile, to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. The board determines law enforcement training requirements.

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