Minnesota Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Found Not Guilty

Katrina Soto
June 20, 2017

Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter for shooting Castile to death while he sat in his auto during a July 6, 2016, traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

Kaepernick added in his tweet: "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without effect, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!"

Philando Castile's murder at the hands of a police officer has been burned and etched into our memories.

That in itself isn't too inflammatory, but the accompanying image of a police badge pictured alongside a "runaway slave patrol" badge riled many people.

Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was a popular cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul. He was found "not guility" on Friday.

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Castile's death garnered widespread attention after his girlfriend broadcast the shooting's aftermath on Facebook live.

Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of risky discharge of a firearm because Castile's girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter were in the auto.

"The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us", Valerie Castile, the victim's mother, said after hearing the verdict.

Kaepernick still remains a free agent after his 2016 NFL season was filled with him kneeling in protest of the National Anthem for the same thing that happened to Philando Castile.

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