St. Paul, Minn. - Today the Ramsey County Attorney announced that the officer who killed Philando Castile will be charged with manslaughter in the second degree and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota released the following statement:
Please attribute to Charles Samuelson, Executive Director:
“The charges against Officer Jeronimo Yanez are a step in the right direction. It is a relief that the officer responsible for taking Philando Castile’s life will be prosecuted for this crime.