Philando Castile’s girlfriend receives $800,000 settlement

Castile was driving in Falcon Heights in July 2016 when Yanez pulled him over and shot him after he said he was armed.

Diamond photo by Jerry Holt : AP

Diamond Reynolds, the fiancee of a Minnesota man who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in front of his wife to be and her daughter has agreed to a $800,000 settlement.

Diamond and her four-year-old daughter watched on helplessly as Philando Castile was shot by officer Jeronimo Yanez, later acquitted of all charges.

The St. Anthony City Council voted on Tuesday night to pay $675,000 to Reynolds and her daughter, who was four when Castile was shot.

Reynolds will also receive $125,000 from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the city of Roseville where Reynolds was detained by police.

Castile was driving in Falcon Heights in July 2016 when Yanez pulled him over and shot him after he said he was armed.

Reynolds streamed the shooting’s aftermath live on Facebook.

Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges, leading to outraged protests across America.

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