Hundreds of demonstrators in the Twin Cities went to the streets and blocked highway I-94 near the Dale Street exit in St. Paul to protest against the acquittal of St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez who killed Philando Castile in cold blood during a traffic stop.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 17, 2017
St. Paul, Minnesota – On Friday, St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez was acquitted for 2nd-degree manslaughter felony charged in the cold blooded murder of Philando Castile, 32, on June 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, according to court records. Yañez in cold blood fired multiple shots into a vehicle where Castile, his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds and his 4-year-old child were. Castile had told Yañez that he had a conceal carry permit and that he was not going to take the gun out. Soon after Yañez fired multiple shots striking Castile. Castile died from his wounds.
Castile did every thing right when Yañez stopped him, but Yañez just simply killed Castile. Castile worked at a St. Paul Publc school, as a cafeteria worker and was a law abiding citizen who had a conceal carry license.
The St. Anthony Police Department announced that the “public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city.”
Demonstrators on Friday took to the streets in protest of Yañez acquittal and block I-94 near the Dale Street exist. Multiple arrests were were by police.
More protests against the acquittal of Yañez are expected around the nation.
Video: Aftermath of Philando Castile shot by a St. Anthony cop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota https://youtu.be/1wuyXayGMB8