Philando Castile's girlfriend to receive $800000 settlement for false arrest, emotional distress

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Philando Castile's girlfriend to receive $800000 settlement for false arrest, emotional distress

Reynolds and her daughter were riding in the auto with Philando Castile on July 6th, 2016, when he was pulled over by police and shot to death after volunteering that he was legally carrying a gun.

Reynolds, who was in the auto with Castile and her four-year-old daughter at the time of the shooting, will receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minn., with an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust. The City of Roseville and League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust will contribute $125,000.

The 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor was pulled over in the suburb of Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016 by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who asked to see his license and registration.

Bullets lodged close to Reynolds in the front passenger's seat and her 4-year-old daughter in a vehicle seat in back. Atlanta Black Star reported Reynolds alleged she nor her daughter received food or water while they were in police custody for around 16 hours after the fatal shooting.

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"If we don't approve this and we go ahead with litigation, it would just reopen the whole case again and bring heartache to everyone involved", Mayor Jerry Faust said of the agreed settlement.

Reynolds had served a complaint in Minnesota court seeking relief due to the stop and emotional distress suffered during and after it, according to a resolution from the city of St. Anthony. After the shooting, the Roseville police department detained Reynolds and Minnesota officials questioned her about the incident. Yanez fired into the vehicle, striking Castile, and said afterward that he believed Castile was reaching for his gun.

Soon after the shooting, Reynolds began livestreaming the situation on Facebook, in a video that showed Castile bloodied and slumped over in the driver's seat.

In lieu of a criminal conviction, Philando's mother Valerie Castile received a $3 million settlement from the city of St. Anthony this past June.

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