Philando Castile's Mother Reaches $3 Million Settlement Over Her Son's Death.





The mother of Philando Castile, has reached a settlement deal in the city of St. Anthony worth nearly $3 million.
"No amount of money could ever replace Philando," the Minneapolis suburb said in a statement. Officials in St. Anthony said the settlement was reached quickly "in order to allow the process of healing to move forward for the Castile family, for the people of St. Anthony Village, and for all those impacted by the death of Philando Castile throughout the United States."




Valerie Castile will receive $2.995 million through an insurance trust, according to city's statement. The settlement, which must be approved by a state court, will avert a federal wrongful death lawsuit in the Castile case, according to The Associated Press.
"The important work of healing our community continues," St. Anthony said, adding that "the City and residents are working to improve trust between the police department and the communities it serves."




The killing of the 32-year-old school cafeteria worker sparked a national outcry and mass protests after his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, broadcast the shooting's aftermath on Facebook Live as Castile sat dying in the driver's seat.





"The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all," Valerie Castile told reporters after the Yanez verdict. "My son loved this city and this city killed my son and the murderer gets away."
On the same day Yanez was acquitted, St. Anthony announced that he will no longer serve as a police officer there.
News of the settlement comes a week after the family of Michael Brown — the 18-year-old African American shot dead by a white police officer in 2014 — settled their wrongful death lawsuit with the city of Ferguson, Mo. The terms of that settlement remain sealed.