Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Claims Smell Of Pot Made Him Fear For His Life

Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension revealed that Jeronimo Yanez originally told investigators he shot Philando Castile seven times because the smell of marijuana made him fear for his life.

A memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence where protesters demonstrated in St. Paul, Minn., against the July 6 shooting death of Castile. (AP/Jim Mone)

A transcript released Tuesday by Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reveals that former officer Jeronimo Yanez originally told investigators he shot Philando Castile seven times because the smell of marijuana made him fear for his life. The shooting death of Philando Castile sparked outrage across the nation last July when Castile’s

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Trial Of Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Kicks Off

Officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm, he’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police form a line in response to protesters who blocked a highway while rallying in response to the killing of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by a suburban St. Paul police officer on July 6. (AP/Joe Danborn)

The much-anticipated manslaughter trial of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop last summer is set to begin Tuesday with jury selection. The immediate aftermath of the July 2016 shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was a passenger in the car

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Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter

«His dying words were in protest that he wasn’t reaching for his gun,» Choi said. «There simply was no objective threat posed to officer Yanez.»

Officer Jeronimo Yanez (pictured), the cop who shot Philando Castile Wednesday night during a traffic stop, has claimed he was reacting to the man's gun - not his race

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Prosecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over in July, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it. Moments later, the officer fired shots, and a bleeding Castile's last words were: "I wasn't reaching for it." On Wednesday, that officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter

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Following Outcry From Citizens, Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Suspended For Second Time

Just as Philando Castile’s death triggered massive protests, so did his killers return to police duty.

Officer Jeronimo Yanez (pictured), the cop who shot Philando Castile Wednesday night during a traffic stop, has claimed he was reacting to the man's gun - not his race

In a blow to the family and friends of Philando Castile, the officer who is responsible for his death, Jeronimo Yanez was allowed to return to work last week. However, his return was met with such a firestorm of complaints, anger, and protests, Yanez was put back on paid administrative leave. After only one week on the job, Yanez is now back at

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