Philando Castile, the Minnesota man who was shot and called by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in July 2016 in front of his girlfriend and her young daughter. Diamond Reynolds reached a settlement with the city of St. Anthony and other entities totaling $800,000 that will be awarded to both her and the daughter.
The St. Anthony City Council on Tuesday night approved a settlement of $675,000 and disclosed an additional $125,000 settlement reached on behalf of the city of Roseville.
Reynolds was a passenger in the car driven by Castile when he was shot and killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop on July 6, 2016. Moments after Castile disclosed that he had a firearm, which he had a permit to carry, Yanez fired into the car.
Bullets lodged close to Reynolds in the front passenger’s seat and her 4-year-old daughter in a car seat in back. After the shooting, Reynolds was detained and then brought with her daughter to the Roseville Police Department to be interviewed. She was kept in handcuffs for part of the time.
The settlement covers any legal claims Reynolds had related to the shooting, her detention or civil rights violations. It does not admit any guilt on the part of the city.
The outlet adds that after the city settled for $3 million with the Castile family in June, the money for Reynolds’ settlement will come from a varied source with plans to put some of the money aside into a trust for Reynolds’ daughter.