Anger over not guilty verdict in Minnesota police shooting

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In reaction to the verdict, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton offered his condolences to the Castile family, calling his death "a awful tragedy" in a statement that made no mention of Yanez.

Jurors received the case Monday afternoon after attorneys for the prosecution and defense finished their closing arguments.

Yanez stared ahead with no reaction as the verdict was read.

Dennis Ploussard, a member of the jury, called deliberations "very, very hard" and says he thinks the panel delivered the right verdict. The jury discussed the "culpable negligence" for the manslaughter requirement, he said. Eventually, the two unconvinced came to agree to acquit Yanez.

The jury of seven men and five women, 10 of whom were white and two of whom were black, sided with the officer after deliberating for more than 25 hours spanning five days, acquitting Yanez on all charges.

Prosecutors said Yanez was not justified in firing his gun, saying that Castile was courteous and non-threatening.

St. Aoro said she believes the jury makeup was wrong from the trial's outset.

Allysza Castile, Philando's younger sister, was more resigned while speaking to reporters. "I'm mad as hell right now, yes, I am", she said. "They really failed us once again because my brother was a good man" who never raised his voice.

A Minnesota police officer was found not guilty on Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. He was licensed to carry.

Only one police officer in recent publicized cases is facing jail time. Castile appears to give something to Yanez through the driver's side window. "Y'all are next, and you will be standing up here fighting for justice just as well as I am".

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Mel Reeves, a community activist, told CNN outside the courthouse that Castile was killed by "the system". The officer, during the trial, said that he feared for his life and that Castile was ignoring his commands not to pull out his gun. She said she began recording the shooting's aftermath because she feared for her life and wanted to make sure the truth was known. He cried on the witness stand as he recounted his decision to shoot, telling jurors "I thought I was going to die".

"He shot into a auto with no regard for human life", she continued, "and that's OK".

The defense said Yanez strategically aimed his weapon down and to the left to protect the passengers from harm. The video that Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, filmed as he lay bleeding and dying in the passenger seat, drew worldwide attention to the case unlike anything in Minnesota's recent history, and it also helped bring many previous politically inactive youth to their first street protests.

Her video went viral, sparking protests both locally and nationally about police use of force, particularly against black men.

There was also video of the shooting captured from a camera mounted on the dashboard in Yanez's squad vehicle.

Castile's mother and other friends and family were fixtures in the courtroom throughout the proceedings, as was Yanez's family. He did nothing but comply with Officer Yanez's instructions to get his driver's license. It is a sad state of affairs when this type of criminal conduct is condoned simply because Officer Yanez is a policeman.

Minnesota State Police spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson said in a news release Saturday that officers began arresting protesters at 12:30 a.m. after issuing three warnings for them to get off of Interstate 94 in St. Paul.

Prosecutors in St. Paul, Minnesota, said recordings from the vehicle - both from Reynolds' phone and from a dashboard camera - showed that Castile was courteous and non-threatening, and they told the court there was no justification for Yanez' action.

Coleman asked for restraint on the part of those angry with the verdict.

The protesters gathered at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, holding "Black Lives Matter" signs and chanting "No Justice, No Peace!" "We're going back down to 1969".

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