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
Nancy Muellner for MPR News

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.

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Colleagues, family call Philando Castile good-hearted, hard worker
The man shot and killed Wednesday by police during a Falcon Heights traffic stop worked in St. Paul public schools and was remembered warmly. "They killed a innocent man," said his maternal grandfather.
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