Family of Philando Castile, man fatally shot by police in 2016 has agreed to a $3M settlement


    The mother Philando Castile, the black motorist shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer a year ago, agreed to a $2.995 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony.

    According to a statement issued by the city and the family’s lawyers, Valerie Castile will be paid with insurance funds, and “no taxpayer monies” will be involved.

    Late Castile was fatally shot at a traffic stop in July 2016 by Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Multiple videos of the shooting and its chaotic aftermath emerged, thrusting the case into the global spotlight.

    The joint statement reads,

     ‘the death of Philando…

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