Diamond Reynolds, the woman who live-streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend Philando Castile's fatal shooting at the hands of a Minnesota police officer, will get an $800,000 settlement, St. Anthony officials announced.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot Castile and was accused of second-degree manslaughter, was acquitted in June. The St. Anthony city manager says funds will come from the city's general fund and capital reserve.
We will never forget the tragic footage that Diamond Reynolds so bravely captured of Philando Castile's fatal shooting, which unfolded as her daughter sat in the auto.
Reynolds' settlement is in conjunction with both cities, St. Anthony and Roseville.
Reynolds is to receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, and $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust as a part of the agreement, officials said Tuesday.
That number could drop again in three years, assuming there are no more major settlements.
"She needs to come off County and State Aid now that she has some cash", wrote Elysian City Councilor and Rice County Police Sgt. Tom McBroom on Twitter about Reynolds.
Reynolds's settlement still has to be approved by a court, which would mark an end to what would likely be the last major legal chapter stemming from the July 2016 shooting. He was subsequently dismissed from his police force in St. Anthony, Minn., and that city reached a settlement with Castile's family.
According to a report by WCCO-TV, a CBS-affiliated television channel, Castile was shot fatally after he was stopped at a red light on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights on July 6 2016, in an incident which was described as a police officer-involved shooting. Moments after Castile disclosed that he had a firearm, which he had a permit to carry, Yanez fired into the auto. Yanez testified that Castile pulled out his gun despite being commanded not to do so.
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".