Diamond Reynolds, who was in the vehicle with boyfriend Philando Castile when he was fatally shot by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer in June 2016, will receive $800,000 from the cities of St. Anthony and Roseville for claims of emotional distress and false arrest, under a settlement announced Tuesday.
The St. Anthony City Council has agreed to a settlement with Diamond Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter for $675,000. Reynolds will also be given an additional $125,000 from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust on behalf of the city of Roseville due to alleged distress after being detained by the city's officers following the shooting, the report notes.
His Oldsmobile was pulled over on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, a suburb not far from Minneapolis and St. Paul.
In the months after the shooting, Yanez was dismissed from the police department and charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Now, according to the LA Times, Reynolds is receiving a settlement as well. Prosecutors argued that Yanez, who is Mexican-American, had racially profiled Castile, a black man, when he stopped him for a broken brake light.
According to City Manager Mark Casey, the Reynolds' settlement would only be covered up to $5,000 by the city's insurance because the St. Anthony's $3 million policy was largely drained by a settlement with Valerie Castile, Philando's mother.
Photo A protest in St. Paul previous year against the fatal police shooting of Mr. Castile.
The settlement must still be finalized by a judge, but the amount is meant to resolve Reynolds' complaint of emotional distress and false arrest.
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. Mr. Castile was killed by a St. Anthony officer, and Ms. Reynolds was held for questioning afterward by Roseville officers. It does not admit any guilt on the part of the city.
This agreement "resolves all civil litigation" stemming from Castile's death and its aftermath "and opens the door to continued healing within our community", Jerry Faust, the mayor of St. Anthony, said in the statement.
Reynolds released a short statement Tuesday night, saying, "The settlement symbolizes that what happened to my daughter and I on July 6, 2016 was wrong".