• police reform Apr 14, 2021

    CT Police Experts Weigh-In After Former Minnesota Officer Charged in Killing of Daunte Wright

    A former Minnesota officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after a traffic stop that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center officer, can be seen in body camera video shooting into Wright’s car on Sunday afternoon. She was charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday morning. The charge carries a maximum penalty...

  • gun violence Apr 14, 2021

    Lawmakers Call For More Funding for Violence Prevention

    Shaken by the shooting deaths of a 3-year-old and a 16-year-old in Hartford’s north end, lawmakers from across the state are calling for more resources to prevent future gun violence.

  • officer Jul 11, 2017

    Officer Shoots Dogs While Responding to Burglary

    A surveillance video posted to Facebook early Sunday morning shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer shooting two dogs in the owner’s fenced-in backyard.

  • Facebook Jul 11, 2017

    Officer Who Killed Castile to Be Paid $48,500 in Buyout

    The Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year’s fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile will receive $48,500 as he leaves the suburban department that employed him at the time of the killing, according to a separation agreement announced Monday. Jeronimo Yanez will be paid the money in a lump sum, minus applicable deductions and withholdings for state...

  • Facebook Jun 26, 2017

    Philando Castile Family Reaches $3M Settlement in Death

    The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile, who is the family’s trustee, was announced...

  • Facebook Jun 21, 2017

    Dashcam Video Shows Officer Firing 7 Shots Into Castile Car

    The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly drawing his own weapon and firing seven rounds into the car, a video released Tuesday showed....
    The dashboard video taken from Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s squad car illustrated how a simple...

  • JUDGE Jun 17, 2017

    Castile Trial Had Video Evidence—But Not of Key Seconds

    The world learned of Philando Castile’s death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds’ outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after reaching for his wallet. But no video existed of exactly what happened inside the car in...

  • NBC Jun 17, 2017

    Philando Castile's Mother: ‘We're Going Back Down to 1969'

    Philando Castile’s mother Valerie Castile spoke to reporters on Friday June 16, 2017, after a Minnesota police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of her son, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook.

  • JUDGE Jun 17, 2017

    Hundreds Protest After Jury Acquits Minnesota Officer in Castile Shooting Death

    A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose death captured national attention when his girlfriend streamed the grim aftermath on Facebook. Castile’s family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read, and the city of St. Anthony swiftly announced plans to dismiss Officer Jeronimo Yanez, despite his acquittal....

  • Facebook Jun 10, 2017

    Minnesota Officer Says Motorist Had Hand on Gun When Shot

    A Minnesota police officer charged in the death of a black motorist testified Friday that he was “scared to death” and fired because the man was pulling out his gun and ignoring commands to stop....
    Officer Jeronimo Yanez, facing a manslaughter charge in the death of Philando Castile, said he could clearly see the gun that Castile had just told the...

  • Facebook Feb 27, 2017

    Minn. Officer Pleads Not Guilty in Philando Castile Shooting

    A Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man. St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez entered his plea Monday in a brief hearing. Ramsey County District Judge William Leary III set a May 30 trial date. Prosecutors say Yanez shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic...

  • Facebook Nov 16, 2016

    Minnesota Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Castile Death

    A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of a black man in a St. Paul suburb, prosecutors announced Wednesday. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, during a July 6 traffic stop in Falcon Heights. The shooting’s gruesome aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, who was with...

  • officer Jan 17, 2014

    RAW VIDEO: Davone Bess Leaves Jail After Arrest at Fort Lauderdale Airport

    A surveillance video posted to Facebook early Sunday morning shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer shooting two dogs in the owner’s fenced-in backyard.

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