Manslaughter Charge Filed Against Officer in Philando Castile’s Death

Second-degree manslaughter charges have been filed against the police officer who killed Philando Castile.

Minnesota prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against the police officer who fatally shot driver Philando Castile — the bloody aftermath of which was livestreamed on Facebook in a video that went viral.

St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm in the July 6 traffic stop in Falcon Heights, a Twin Cities suburb.

“It is my conclusion that the use of deadly force was not justified,” Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said at a news conference.

Yanez was not arrested, but he was given a summons to appear in court Friday, Choi said. He faces up to 10 years in prison on the manslaughter charge if convicted.

Via NBC News