$800,000 for woman who recorded shooting
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.