Philando Castile

Records: Minnesota Officer Had 2011 Interaction With Castile

A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop had interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, newly released records show. Philando Castile, 32, died July 6 after he was pulled over by St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in suburban St. Paul. Yanez’s attorney has said the officer was…

‘Beyond the Badge,’ Collaboration Between CPD and Community

Matt Perron COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Newly hired officers with the Columbia Police Department had a chance to become better acquainted with the community they will serve. In light of recent events, the shooting death of three police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday; five police officers in Dallas last week and the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton…

Philando Castile’s Family Releases Copy of His Gun Permit

The family of Philando Castile, the 32-year-old shot and killed by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota last week, has released a copy of his gun permit. The document is dated June 4, 2015, and the letterhead shows that it originated from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office investigative division in Minneapolis. “Dear Mr. Castile,” the letter reads. “Enclosed please find your…

NBA Stars Call For An End To Violence At The 2016 ESPYS

NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony opened tonight’s 2016 ESPYS on a somber note, acknowledging the recent police killings of two black men and the sniper attack in Dallas that left five police officers dead. “We can’t ignore the reality of the current state of America,” Anthony said at the start of the ceremony —…

Philando Castile’s Mom Says Son ‘Is a Driving Force in Me’

The mother of Philando Castile, a black man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota, says her son “is a driving force in me to make sure this doesn’t happen to another mother.” “It’s been going on too long,” Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, said today. “I used to look at TV and see other parents under these…

Audio: Cops May Have Thought Philando Castile Was a Robbery Suspect

Minnesota police may have pulled over Philando Castile on the night he died because they thought he resembled a robbery suspect due to his “wide-set nose,” audio from police dispatch indicates. On July 6, around 9 p.m., Castile was shot several times while in his car in Falcon Heights after he was pulled over by two officers for a broken…