Philando Castile’s girlfriend, who filmed aftermath of fatal police shooting, receives $800G settlement



    By DAVID JOLES
    Philando Castile’s girlfriend, who famously filmed the cafeteria worker moments after he was fatally shot by a police officer, will receive $800,000 in settlements.Reynolds, who was in the car with Castile and her four-year-old daughter at the time of the shooting, will receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minn., with an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust.Reynolds and her daughter, who were not physically injured, claimed emotional distress and false arrest in connection the shooting.A portion of the funds will be placed into a trust for her daughter’s education, according to a press release issued by St. Anthony.St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust said, “This settlement resolves all civil litigation stemming from the incidents on July 6, 2016, and opens the door to continued healing within our community.”

    Reynolds issued a statement saying, “While no amount of money can change what happened, bring Philando back, or erase the pain that my daughter and I continue to suffer, I do hope that closing this chapter will allow us to get our lives back and move forward.”

    News of the settlement agreement comes five months after St. Anthony agreed to pay $2.995 million to Castile’s mother.

    The 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor was pulled over in the suburb of Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016 by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who asked to see his license and registration.

    Castile, who told the officer that he was carrying a licensed gun, reached towards his waistband before he was shot four times.

    Reynolds then livestreamed the scene on Facebook showing Castile as blood soaked his white t-shirt.

    The shooting sparked protests across the country. Nearly a year after Castile’s death, Yanez was acquitted on all counts.

    Philando Castile of Minnesota was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop on July 6, 2016

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