Philando Castile Family Reaches $3 Million Settlement With Minnesota City

The settlement came 10 days after Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who fatally shot Mr. Castile during a traffic stop, was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter and all other charges.

Experts Weigh In on Video of Philando Castile Shooting

By JULIE BOSMAN and MITCH SMITH June 21, 2017 The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile along a Minnesota road was acquitted of all charges last week, but newly released video of what happened that day has opened new debate over the case...

Minnesota Officer Acquitted in Killing of Philando Castile

By MITCH SMITH June 16, 2017 ST. PAUL — A Minnesota police officer, whose fatal shooting of a black motorist transfixed the nation when his girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath, was acquitted of all charges on Friday. The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had...

In Court, Diamond Reynolds Recounts Moments Before a Police Shooting

By MITCH SMITH June 6, 2017 ST. PAUL — Last summer, only seconds after watching a Minnesota police officer shoot her boyfriend during a traffic stop, Diamond Reynolds pulled out her phone and started recording. Shaken but steady, Ms. Reynolds told...

For Officers in Fatal Shootings, an Unseen ‘Grieving Process’

By MITCH SMITH and SERGE F. KOVALESKI June 6, 2017 CHICAGO — There is a grim routine to the police shootings that have divided this country in recent years. First, we learn the names and ages of the deceased. We see them smiling in old...