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Protests over Minnesota police shooting result in 18 arrests on freeway


St. Paul police estimated over 2,000 people attended the protest march, which was overall peaceful. We felt all along his conduct was justified. Police did arrest 18 individuals who blocked a major highway just outside the downtown area, CNN reported.

A Minnesota police officer was cleared Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a blac.

"I'm mad as hell right now".

Questioned by his defense attorney during the trial, Yanez said: "I was scared to death". By 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police had largely cleared the demonstrators.

Castile's fatal shooting was among several cases around the USA previous year where law enforcement officers were found to have killed blacks. Interim executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota Teresa Nelson stated that Castile is one of 1,092 people were killed by police in 2016, a number that is probably less shocking than it should be, given the recent string of highly-publicized incidents.

After five days of deliberations, the jury of seven men and five women, 10 of whom were white and two of whom were black, found Yanez not guilty of all counts, including two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety.

In reaction to the verdict, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton offered his condolences to the Castile family, calling his death "a bad tragedy" in a statement that made no mention of Yanez. Dayton, a Democrat, drew criticism in the days after the shooting for suggesting that Castile might not have been shot if he was white.

The arrests came after a jury acquitted a police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop past year - a verdict that brought cries of dismay from the dead man's family and supporters in the courtroom. They spent a lot of time dissecting the "culpable negligence" requirement for conviction, and the last two holdouts eventually agreed Friday on acquittal.

Ploussard wouldn't identify the two holdouts, but said they were not the jury's only two black members.

Prosecutors in St. Paul, Minnesota, said recordings from the vehicle - both from Reynolds' phone and from a dashboard camera - showed that Castile was courteous and non-threatening, and they told the court there was no justification for Yanez' action.

Gov. Mark Dayton offered his condolences to the Castile family on the verdict, calling his death "a awful tragedy" in a statement that made no mention of Yanez.

The shooting gained particular outrage, both for the nature of what happened but also the video that surfaced - taken by Castile's girlfriend - within the auto.

After approaching his auto window, Yanez asked Castile for his license and proof of insurance.

"My boyfriend, Philando Castile, was pulled over because, per Officer Yanez, he had a wide nose and looked like a suspect". Castile appears to give something to Yanez through the driver's side window. Yanez shot Castile five times. Prosecutors say Castile's last words were: "I wasn't reaching for it".

After shooting Castile, Yanez is heard on the squad-car video telling a supervisor that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, then that he told Castile to get his hand off it. Yanez testified that he meant that he didn't see the gun at first, then saw it in Castile's "right thigh area". They raised questions about discrepancies in Reynolds' statements to investigators, including where Castile carried his wallet and who purchased the marijuana that was in the vehicle.

Much of the incident, in which Castile, 32, was shot in his vehicle, was streamed live on social media.

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