MINN. COP PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN CASTILE DEATH

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A sub­ur­ban St. Paul po­lice of­fi­cer on Mon­day pleaded not guilty to man­slaugh­ter and other charges for the con­tro­ver­sial shoot­ing death of a black man in July that spurred na­tion­wide protests.

The St. An­thony Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cer, Jeron­imo Yanez, is now ten­ta­tively set to face trial May 30 for sec­ond-de­gree man­slaugh­ter and two counts of danger­ous dis­charge of a firearm for the shoot­ing death of Phi­lando Castile.

The af­ter­math of the con­tro­ver­sial shoot­ing was broad­cast on Face­book Live by Castile’s girl­friend, Di­a­mond Reynolds, who was a pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle along with her daugh­ter.

Ear­lier this month, Judge Wil­liam Leary III re­fused a re­quest by de­fense at­tor­neys for Yanez to dis­miss the charges.

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