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WTF? Officer Acquitted In Philandro Castille Case To Get Pay-Off

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:  

“Since Officer Yanez was not convicted of a crime, as a public employee, he would have appeal and grievance rights if terminated. A reasonable voluntary separation agreement brings to a close one part of this horrible tragedy. The City concluded this was the most thoughtful way to move forward and help the community-wide healing process proceed.”

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:

“He should be in jail. He’s like a fish that wiggled his way off a hook… Hopefully, he won’t be able to get a police job in the United States. Because he’s a poor example of a police officer.”



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