Castile’s girlfriend said he was shot after he told Yanez he had a permit to carry and was armed, and then reached for his ID.
The St. Anthony Police Department provided arrest and citation data in response to requests from The Associated Press and other media after the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile, who was shot several times by an officer in Falcon Heights last week.
Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig said his officers were on scene at the Philando Castile shooting last week.
Former Fulton County Judge Glenda Hatchett stood with the family of Philando Castile Tuesday morning in a press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Luckily, the mother-of-one streamed Philando’s death on Facebook Live, which not only proves that Phil did NOT have a gun in his hands when he was shot, it makes her series of events pretty hard for Minnesota police to refute.
– A former Atlanta judge best known for her syndicated TV show is now “stepping beyond the bench” to take on her fledgling law firm’s highest-profile case: representing the family of Philando Castile, a black driver who was shot dead by a white police officer in a Twin Cities suburb.
“We will aggressively pursue justice on his behalf”, Hatchett said.
Castile was killed in a traffic stop on July 6 after he informed the police officer that he was carrying a gun.
Hatchett said she will “be monitoring closely what happens on the criminal side”, which will decide whether the officer should face trial.
Allysza Castile says she and her brother took a gun class together a year ago.
She says she won’t rely on the state’s investigation to proceed with a lawsuit against Yanez. Hatchett said she plans to assemble her own team of investigators for it. “I told him to get his hand off it”.
The officer who killed Castile, Officer Jeronimo Yanez, has been placed on administrative leave. Seconds later, he said “the two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery”. She was joined by Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile.
Court records show he had been stopped or ticketed more than 50 times in the Minneapolis-St.