The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

Portraits of Philando Castile and Jeronimo Yanez
Portraits of Philando Castile (left) and Jeronimo Yanez
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In July 2016, St. Anthony, Minn., police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, a St. Paul suburb. The world watched the aftermath, live on Facebook. Yanez was charged in Castile's death. Jurors found him not guilty on all charges on June 16, 2017.

MPR News covered the trial on the air, online and in a podcast, 74 Seconds.

Minnesota court affirms rejection of teaching license for ex-officer who shot Philando Castile
A Minnesota board was justified when it rejected a substitute teaching license for a former police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in 2016, an appeals court ruled Monday.
Court orders state to reconsider teaching license for ex-cop who killed Castile
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ordered a state board to reconsider issuing a substitute teaching license to the former police officer who killed Philando Castile. A jury in 2017 acquitted Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter in the traffic stop shooting death the previous year of the St. Paul school cafeteria supervisor.
Valerie Castile says youth give her hope for future
Six years after her son Philando Castile was killed by a police officer, Valerie Castile says she’s encouraged by how a younger generation is speaking out for social justice.
Five years after his death, Philando Castile's mother criticizes lack of progress in police accountability
As protests of police shootings of Black men continue in Minnesota and beyond, Valerie Castile marked five years since her son Philando’s death. A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed the St. Paul man during a traffic stop.
Valerie Castile: Change in driver's manual makes traffic stops safer when motorists carry guns
Motorists and police will have new guidance that may help avoid deadly shootings like the one that killed Philando Castile four years ago Monday.
Several Minnesotans helped develop a new set of guidelines intended to reduce the use of force, ensure transparent investigations, and strengthen laws to hold officers accountable.
The mother of Philando Castile and the prosecutor who charged the officer who shot him have teamed up with others to develop a tool kit for law enforcement to use in times of crisis.
ChangeMakers: Valerie and Allysza Castile, carrying on Philando's spirit
Valerie, 62, and Allysza Castile, 26, are the mother and sister of Philando Castile. Since her son's death, Valerie has been an advocate for police and criminal justice reform and founded the Philando Castile Relief Foundation.