Officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, he’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.
“His dying words were in protest that he wasn’t reaching for his gun,” Choi said. “There simply was no objective threat posed to officer Yanez.”
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Prosecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it. Moments later, the officer fired shots, and a bleeding Castile's last words were: "I wasn't reaching for it." On Wednesday, that officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter