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Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter!

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It's been over four months since Philando Castile was shot dead by police in Minnesota, but we're happy to say at least one black life officially matters in America.

That's because St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was officially charged with manslaughter on Wednesday — with two additional felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, just to be safe.

Related: Taraji P. Henson & More Celebs React To Philando Castile's Death

As you hopefully remember, the 32-year-old cafeteria worker was killed by the cop during a routine traffic stop on July 6. However, the story only really took off once his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds started streaming his murder on Facebook Live — right in front of her 4-year-old daughter!

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi condemned Jeronimo's use of deadly force while announcing the charges, saying:

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Philando Castile's Girlfriend Explains Why She Recorded His Final Moments In First Sit-Down TV Interview Since Shooting

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Five days later and still no justice…

Diamond Reynolds had the unbelievable misfortune of recording her boyfriend's death last week, but she and Philando Castile's friends and family sure are lucky she did.

That's because lawyers for Jeronimo Yanezthe man who shot and killed the 32-year-old cafeteria worker for having a "wide nose" on Wednesday — are trying to say he was simply reacting to "the presence of [a] gun."

Related: Taraji P. Henson & More Celebs React To Philando Castile's Death

Luckily, the mother-of-one streamed Philando's death on Facebook Live, which not only proves that Phil did NOT have a gun in his hands when he was shot, it makes her series of events pretty difficult for Minnesota police to refute.

For some reason or other (i.e. racism), the St. Anthony Police Department has yet to formally charge Jeronimo for Philando's death, so Diamond and her attorney stopped by MSNBC on Monday to share her side of the story with Tamron Hall in her first official sit-down with the press.

We cannot imagine what was going through Diamond's mind when she realized "it was gonna be law enforcement's word over [hers]", but we applaud her for being so brave!

Ch-ch-check out Diamond Reynold's illuminating interview with Tamron Hall (below)!!!

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