Officer charged in Philando Castile shooting makes first court appearance

St. Anthony  police officer Jeronimo Yanez made his first court appearance on Friday. Yanez was charged on Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile.

Yanez's next court hearing is Dec. 19.

Ramsey County attorney John Choi concluded the use of deadly force during the July traffic stop was not justified.

Philando Castile, 32, was shot and killed by Officer Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6. The aftermath of the fatal shooting was broadcast on Facebook Live by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was a passenger in Castile’s vehicle. In the video stream, Reynolds says they were pulled over for a broken tail light.

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