$800,000 for woman who recorded shoot­ing

The Washington Post - - NEWS - — Mark Ber­man

Di­a­mond Reynolds, who broad­cast to the world what hap­pened af­ter a Min­nesota po­lice of­fi­cer fa­tally shot her boyfriend, Phi­lando Castile, has agreed to a set­tle­ment worth $800,000, au­thor­i­ties an­nounced this week.

This agree­ment comes months af­ter the of­fi­cer, Jeron­imo Yanez, was ac­quit­ted in a high-pro­file trial. He was sub­se­quently dis­missed from his po­lice force in St. An­thony, and the city reached a set­tle­ment with Castile’s fam­ily.

Reynolds’s set­tle­ment must be ap­proved by a court, which would mark an end to what prob­a­bly would be the last ma­jor le­gal chap­ter stem­ming from the July 2016 shoot­ing.

Castile’s death drew wide­spread at­ten­tion be­cause of the dra­matic footage Reynolds cap­tured of the en­counter on the night of July 6 in Falcon Heights, a sub­urb of St. Paul.

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