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Philando Castile’s Family Reach Million Dollar Settlement

by Krystal Franklin

June 27, 2017

Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

*This story was updated Tuesday June 27.

CNN reports that the family of Philando Castile have reached a $3 million settlement with the city. Castile was shot and killed last year by a Minnesota police officer while his girlfriend rerecorded the gruesome scene on Facebook Live. Last week a jury acquitted the officer of all charges.

During Wednesday’s episode of NewsOne Now on TV One, host Roland Martin and his panel, Attorney A. Scott Bolden and Greg Carr, Chair of African-American Studies at Howard University, blasted the jury after last week’s decision to acquit Jeronimo Yanez after he fatally shot Philando Castile‘s seven times in 2016.

Watch below.

TELL US: Does the panel have a point? When will ever see justice in these cases?

Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in 2016 has been found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter Friday. CNN reports that Yanez was acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.

Valerie Castile, Philando’s mother told CNN she was disappointed in the state of Minnesota, “Because nowhere in the world do you die from being honest and telling the truth.”

This is unfortunate ending that is all too familiar for some. Our prayers are with the Castile family.

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