Philando Castile's Girlfriend Diamond Reynolds To Receive $800000 Settlement


Reynolds, 28, and her daughter, who was 4 at the time, were riding in the vehicle with Castile when he was pulled over by a St. Anthony police officer on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights. Atlanta Black Star reported Reynolds alleged she nor her daughter received food or water while they were in police custody for around 16 hours after the fatal shooting.

Reynolds live-streamed the aftermath of the police shooting that killed Castile in July 2016.

The settlement includes $675,000 from St. Anthony as well as $125,000 from the nearby city of Roseville and an insurance fund. Those issues figured into the settlement, according to the city's statement.

In her statement, Reynolds stated that the settlement represented the fact that what happened on July 6, 2016 was "wrong".

Before the unanimous vote to approve the settlement, Mayor Jerry Faust said he hoped it would "open the door to continued healing in our community". As The Washington Post reported, the settlement still has to be approved by a court.

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A Ramsey County jury found Yanez not guilty of manslaughter charges relating to the incident in June; he left the force the following month through a voluntary agreement with the city, taking $48,000 in personal leave pay that was due to him. The initial shooting and the verdict sparked weeks of protests, including two that shut down Interstate 94 in St. Paul.

This news comes just a few months after the city of St. Anthony agreed to pay Philando Castile's mother, Valerie Castile nearly $3 million.

He also said the remaining $670,000 will covered by the tax payers. Although Castile's father asked for part of that money, the court ultimately decided it should all go to his mother.

Like Reynold's Valerie Castile said through her lawyer that "no amount of money could ever replace Philando".

The settlement with Reynolds follows a $3 million dollar settlement with Castile's family earlier this year.