Jeronimo Yanez, the officer responsible for shooting Philando Castile will receive a $48,500 buyout as he parts ways with the police department where he was employed during the 2016 killing of Castile.
According to USA Today, in a separation agreement that was released on Monday, Yanez, “will be paid the money in a lump sum, minus applicable deductions and withholdings for state and federal taxes.”
The agreement also revealed that the Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony will also pay Yanez for up to 600 hours of accrued and unused personal leave pay.
According to documents released by the city, Yanez who joined the department back in November of 2011 received an annual salary of $72,600 at the time of the Castile shooting.
Last month he was acquitted on manslaughter charges and other charges, and on the day that the verdict was announced, the city also announced that the “public will be best served” if Yanez was no longer an officer in the community.
Under the agreement, Yanez has released the city from any lawsuit and he was also given 10 days to consider signing the agreement, and now has 15 days to cancel in writing. The agreement reportedly noted June 30th as the official date of separation.
Philando Castile’s uncle, Clarence Castile, spoke about Yanez no longer being an officer. He said, “He should be in jail. He’s like a fish that wiggled his way off a hook. Hopefully, he won’t be able to get a police job in the United States. Because he’s a poor example of a police officer.”
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