As we are all trying to prevent the word “justice” from being wiped out of the American vernacular, a Minnesota jury has made that an even more difficult feat after finding officer #JeronimoYanez not guilty of manslaughter.
Last year, he shot and killed 32-year-old #PhilandoCastile during a traffic stop while his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car. Reynolds filmed the entire encounter on #FacebookLive which caused the incident to become extremely high-profile.
CNN reports that Yanez had been charged with two counts of “intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety” since he knowingly fired the gun into the car with Reynolds and her daughter present. Unfortunately, he has also been acquitted of both of those charges.
This story is still developing.
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