Photos: Family, friends mourn Philando Castile

Funeral for Philando Castile
Family and friends watch as Philando Castile's casket is lifted onto the carriage at Brooks Funeral Home in St. Paul before his funeral on Thursday.
Caroline Yang for MPR News

Friends, family and members of the public gathered in St. Paul Thursday for the funeral of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop last week.

The shooting and video of the immediate aftermath sparked days of protests around the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating; officials have also asked the Justice Department to investigate.

The day began with a procession to the Cathedral of St. Paul from the Brooks Funeral Home on nearby Concordia Avenue.

Photographers Evan Frost and Caroline Yang captured these scenes for MPR News.

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