Manslaughter Charge Filed Against MN Officer in Philando Castile's Death

Minnesota prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against the police officer who fatally shot driver Philando Castile.

Minnesota prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against the police officer who fatally shot driver Philando Castile — the 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, MN, a Twin Cities suburb, reports the Associated Press.

"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 was given a summons to appear in court Friday, Choi said.

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