ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (KARE 11) - Diamond Reynolds will receive $800,000 in settlements reached related to the July 2016 traffic stop in which Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile.
Reynolds had claimed emotional distress and false arrest related to the incident. Reynolds and her daughter were passengers in the vehicle Castile was driving. Reynolds streamed the shooting aftermath on Facebook Live. Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter charges in June.
Neither Reynolds nor her daughter were physically injured in the shooting. Per procedure, both were held by Roseville Police. Reynolds was questioned by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension following the shooting.
According to the city, St. Anthony paid $675,000 toward the settlement with the City of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust contributing $125,000 for a total settlement amount of $800,000.
KARE 11 news partner MPR News reports the funds for this settlement will come from the city's general fund and capital reserve. That's after the city, last June, reached a settlement with the Castille family totaling nearly $3 million.
Once approved by the court, a portion of the settlement funds will be placed into trust for Diamond Reynolds’ daughter and her future educational needs.
“This settlement resolves all civil litigation stemming from the incidents on July 6, 2016, and opens the door to continued healing within our community,” said St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust in a news release.
"The settlement symbolizes that what happened to my daughter and I on July 6, 2016 was wrong. While no amount of money can change what happened, bring Philando back, or erase the pain that my daughter and I continue to suffer, I do hope that closing this chapter will allow us to get our lives back and move forward," Reynolds said in a statement through her attorney.