Six years later: Philando Castile recalled by the community
On Wednesday, the “Justice for Philando Castile and All Stolen Lives” protest will take place at the Governor’s Mansion.
ST PAUL, Minn. — Editor’s Note: The above video originally aired on June 16, 2017.
Six years ago, Philando Castile was killed during a traffic stop by a St. Anthony police officer while his girlfriend and daughter were in the vehicle. On Wednesday, his family and other people affected by police violence are organizing a rally in Saint-Paul.
Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence, a group formed to support those who have lost someone to police violence, is organizing a protest to commemorate Philando Castile and “All Stolen Lives”. The event is scheduled to take place at the Governor’s Mansion, 1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, on July 6 at 5 p.m.
On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile, a black man, was shot and killed during a traffic stop by former St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Castiles’ girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and Reynold’s young daughter were both in the vehicle during the stop. Reynolds recorded the interaction via Facebook Live.
Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in a Ramsey County court in June 2017.
“Castile will be remembered as a kind and contributing member of society who worked hard to support the children of St. Paul Public School District and JJ Hill Montessori Magnet School,” said Sofia Shank of Families Supporting. Families in a press release.
Castile was supervisor of nutrition services at SPPS for over 14 years and was well liked by students and colleagues.
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