$3 million. That’s what Philando Castile’s death is worth according to the settlement his family reached with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota.
The city and the attorneys for the family issued the following statement in regards to the settlement:
“The death of Philando Castile is a tragedy for his family and for our community. The parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy in order to allow the process of healing to move forward for the Castile family, for the people of St. Anthony Village, and for all those impacted by the death of Philando Castile throughout the United States.”
“No amount of money could ever replace Philando. With resolution of the claims the family will continue to deal with their loss through the important work of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation.”
Castile was fatally shot last July by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was ultimately acquitted on June 16 of charges of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety. Despite evidence proving Philandro posed no threat through a live Facebook stream of the shooting by Castile’s fiance, who was driving the vehicle when they were stopped, Yanez still walked out a free man while Castile’s family is left to cope without a son, father and fiance.
Watch #PhilandoCastiile’s mother respond to the not-guilty verdict. Extremely powerful stuff. https://t.co/oO5tjT7Au8