A lot of people will think that Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer acquitted in the fatal shooting of Philandro Castile should be behind bars, but he is actually set to get a $48,500 pay-off instead!
Having been found not guilty of the manslaughter of the 32-year-old elementary school cafetia worker, Yanez has signed an agreement to get the money in return for parting ways with the Minnesota police.
Authorities said that “the public would be best served” by Yanez leaving the force, a statement explained:
Yanez, who was earning over $72,000 at the time of the shooting, will receive the lump sum minus taxes and deductions, although he will also be paid for up to 600 hours of accrued and unused personal time off pay.
Meanwhile, Philandro Castile’s uncle, Clarence Castile, said he was glad Yanez was to be removed from the force, although he also added: