Philando Castile shooting: Police officer faces manslaughter charge

Philando Castile shooting: Police officer faces manslaughter charge
 

A US police officer who fatally shot a black man in Minnesota in July has been charged with second degree manslaughter, prosecutors say.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez opened fire on 32-year-old Philando Castile after stopping his car in Falcon Heights, St Paul.
The aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Mr Castile's girlfriend who was a passenger in the car.
The death prompted widespread protests in St Paul.
The killing is one of a series of deaths of black men and boys at the hands of police - which has fuelled claims of institutionalised racism in US society.
Lawyers for Mr Yanez, who is... read more

 
16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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