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Officer who shot Philando Castile charged with second-degree manslaughter

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — The Minnesota police officer,  Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.

News of Castile’s July 6 killing spread like wildfire after his fiancée live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting by St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez.

A private attorney and former federal criminal prosecutor were brought in to help the Ramsey County chief prosecutor decide on charges.

On the Facebook video, the officer said he told Castile not to move.

Castile’s girlfriend said he was getting his proof of right to carry when he was shot and he did move his arm but meant no arm.

The officer stopped the car due to a broken tail light.

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