Officer Who Shot & Killed Philando Castile Found NOT Guilty — Twitter Reacts

Philando Castile

Jeronimo Yanez has been acquitted.

The Minnesota officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop — in an incident that was broadcasted to Facebook by his girlfriend last year — was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Friday. Devastating.

Yanez was also exonerated of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.

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Understandably and rightfully infuriated after the jury’s verdict, Philando’s mother, Valerie, addressed the press, admitting that she is “mad as hell” at the lack of justice for her son:

Our hearts break for the Castile family, and for our country, to be honest.

Check out the response to the ruling on Twitter (below):

Just tragic.

[Image via Facebook.]

Jun 16, 2017 5:00pm PDT

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