Published: Thu, November 30, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Anthony agrees to pay $675K to Diamond Reynolds

Anthony agrees to pay $675K to Diamond Reynolds

Philando Castile's girlfriend, who famously filmed the cafeteria worker moments after he was fatally shot by a police officer, will receive $800,000 in settlements.

The settlement includes $675,000 from St. Anthony as well as $125,000 from the nearby city of Roseville and an insurance fund.

The city has a $3 million "per occurrence" cap on its insurance policy covering such litigation through the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, but a settlement with Castile's family in June used up $2.995 million of that.

His Oldsmobile was pulled over on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, a suburb not far from Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Reynolds, who was in the passenger seat of Castile's vehicle when he was pulled over by Yanez in Falcon Heights, livestreamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.

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In the months after the shooting, Yanez was dismissed from the police department and charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Neither Reynolds nor her daughter was injured, but Reynolds was detained for a time by Roseville police and questioned by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Prosecutors argued that Yanez, who is Mexican-American, had racially profiled Castile, a black man, when he stopped him for a broken brake light.

Reynolds had served a complaint in Minnesota court seeking relief due to the stop and emotional distress suffered during and after it, according to a resolution from the city of St. Anthony. Moments after Castile disclosed that he had a firearm, which he had a permit to carry, Yanez fired into the auto.

Before the council voted, Mayor Jerry Faust said the settlement would allow parties to begin to heal. Ms. Reynolds was riding in the front passenger's seat. Reynolds gave her a kiss, and the 4-year-old added: "I could keep you safe".

Reynolds released a short statement Tuesday night, saying, "The settlement symbolizes that what happened to my daughter and I on July 6, 2016 was wrong".

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