Published: Wed, July 13, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

NRA will comment on Philando Castile's death following investigation

NRA will comment on Philando Castile's death following investigation

Breitbart Texas spoke with the attorney of the Minnesota police officer, Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who said he is unable to say more until an investigation into the shooting is concluded.

Reynolds told reporters last week that her boyfriend was shot as he told the officer he had a permit to carry and was now armed while he reached for his wallet.

Kelly says Yanez, who is Latino, is distraught and saddened over the Wednesday shooting in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights. The violence both here and in other cities, including Dallas, where five police officers were killed during a march last week, has complicated the Black Lives Matter movement's effort to gain momentum after the deaths of Castile and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Yanez opened fire, striking Castile multiple times. He declined to elaborate on how Castile displayed the weapon or what led up to the deadly traffic stop.

Thousands gathering across the US this weekend to protest police brutality in response to the recent fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both African-Americans, by police.

The officer then says that a female passenger ― presumably Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds ― has been taken into custody and that the driver is "at gunpoint".

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is conducting an independent investigation into the incident.

Castile's death became the center of national outrage when Reynolds live-streamed the aftermath of Yanez shooting her boyfriend.

Choi said his office has not yet met with Castile's family, saying it wouldn't be appropriate until investigators completed their work.

"These patterns suggest a strong likelihood that racial/ethnic bias plays a role in traffic stop policies and practices in Minnesota", the Minnesota Statewide Racial Profiling Report found. Yanez's attorney, Thomas Kelly, didn't return a call seeking comment Thursday.

The agency said several videos, including squad vehicle video, have been collected, though St. Anthony officers don't wear body cameras. "The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just 'cause of the wide set nose", the officer goes on to say.

"Americans of all races and all backgrounds are rightly outraged by the inexcusable attacks on police, whether it's in Dallas or anyplace else", Obama said. Police were less likely to find contraband on blacks than on whites in the searches. The 28-year-old has a wife and child and graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in law enforcement in 2010. She said she saw about 30 people being peacefully taken away by officers, who said they warned protesters they would be subject to arrest if they didn't disassemble.

In an interview Monday on MSNBC-TV, Reynolds said she made a decision to pull out her cellphone and hit record because she knew "it was going to be law enforcement's word over mine".

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