The girlfriend of fatal police shooting victim, Philando Castile has finally reached a settlement over his death.
The settlement comes more than a year after Castile’s death. Diamond Reynolds live streamed the deadly shooting and was even arrested, and put in handcuffs in front of their 4-year-old daughter as Castile’s lifeless body lay on the ground. Reynolds had filed a claim seeking restitutionion for emotional distress and false arrest.
Reynolds is to receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, and $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust as a part of the agreement, officials said Tuesday. Part of the settlement is to remain in a trust for Reynolds’ daughter she shares with Castile.
In a statement, Reynolds stated that “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.”
This news comes just a few months after the city of St. Anthony agreed to pay Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile almost $3 million.