'Policeman who shot black man was reacting to gun, not race'

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The U.S. Justice Department, which quickly launched a civil rights investigation into the Baton Rouge shooting, said it would monitor Minnesota's investigation.

The shooting of 32-year-old Castile, the aftermath of which was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, came soon after the release of a video of another black man's death at the hands of police in Louisiana, and together the two events have sparked nationwide outrage and protests. In the video, Reynolds says that Castile told the officer that he was licensed to carry a concealed weapon and had the firearm with him.

After the out-pour of love and solidarity in being proactive regarding the incident peaked with marches and peaceful protests, an attorney stated that the officer reacted to Castile's gun, not his race. "This had nothing to do with race. It had to do with the presence of a gun".

As protesters spent another day outside of the governor's mansion, they got an unexpected visitor.

Kardashian West also addressed Thursday's shooting in Dallas, which killed five police officers, reminding fans not to "fuel anger with more hate or violence". She said the officer didn't follow "proper procedures". He says the individual arrested could face a charge of felony riot.

Choi said his office has not yet met with Castile's family, saying it wouldn't be appropriate until investigators completed their work. "But in the end cooler heads prevailed". When asked if Castile is considered a suspect in the robbery of the Lauderdale convenience store, a BCA spokeswoman referred the question to St. Anthony police, who could not be reached for comment. Dayton said Friday that he stood by his statements and had no new information about the case.

The KUWTK star said she was "completely heartbroken" after watching videos of the two men who were shot dead by police.

"They have a flawless right to be there", the governor said.

Yanez and Kauser, both four-year veterans, were put on administrative leave, as is standard, authorities said.

Last year, the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommended police departments collect and analyze demographic data on all stops, searches and seizures. He graduated from the Minnesota State University in 2010, and was sworn into the St. Anthony police department in 2011.

Yanez is a "sensitive man" who is very distressed by what's happened, Kelly added later in a phone interview. "He would drive around and stop and talk, and get out of the vehicle, meet people and say hello".

The St. Anthony Police Department's 2015 annual report points to Yanez's volunteerism.

About the same time, Yanez joined the Minnesota chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, where he worked to raise money for and connect with Latino youth, said John Lozoya, one of the organization's founders. Or was he targeted by officers who single out black motorists like him for such stops, as several of his family members have alleged?

"He said that he could hear noise from protesters from inside the house".

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