Philando Castile

  • Vigil Marks Three Years Since Police Killed Philando Castile

    July 9, 2019
    Falcon Heights, MN – Three years to the day after the police killing of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, about 100 people gathered in remembrance. At the site of Castile’s death in a St. Paul suburb, his family was joined by community members,…...
  • Emails Show St. Paul Police Targeted Protest Organizers Seeking Justice for Philando

    December 10, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of emails and messages from St. Paul law enforcement, obtained and now released by Unicorn Riot, show that police were constantly using Facebook surveillance of protesters and interagency cooperation to target specific protest organizers involved with the 2016 ‘Justice Occupation…...
  • Police Improperly Released Armed Men Who Antagonized Philando Castile Protest

    October 22, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – Official reports show police improperly released the ex-leader of the Three Percenters militia, and his armed associates, after their brief detention outside of a protest following the shooting of Philando Castile in summer 2016. Content advisory: Bigoted language Police Improperly Release…...
  • Record Numbers of Complaints Against Minneapolis Police Amidst Ketamine and Killings

    July 28, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – The public has filed staggering numbers of complaints against the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in 2018, and high-profile incidents of police misconduct, brutality, and killings have embroiled the department. A year after an MPD officer killed an unarmed Australian, Justine Damond, and…...
  • Public Forum Focuses on Flawed Police Education

    July 11, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Recent controversy regarding ‘fear-based’ training for law enforcement officers has led to dozens of Minnesota officers being pulled from training courses and a protest outside of the Mall of America, where a training was held on May 16. On Wednesday, July 11,…...
  • Bulletproof Warrior Training Manual Released

    May 25, 2018
    Bloomington, MN – Highly controversial ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ training manuals from the same session that Jeronimo Yanez, Philando Castile’s killer, attended in 2014 were released to the public by community organizers during a press conference at the Mall of America (MoA). MoA security hosted the Bulletproof…...
  • Families of Police Victims Create Community Amidst Tragedy

    March 22, 2018
    Roseville, MN – Over a dozen family members of loved ones killed by police graced a packed banquet in remembrance of Cordale Handy on Saturday, March 18, 2018. At the Radisson Hotel in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, around 100 people came out…...
  • Philando Castile’s Cousin Has Felony Riot Charges Dropped After Community Outcry

    August 2, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – Louis Hunter, Philando Castile’s cousin, had two second-degree felony riot charges dismissed on August 2nd, 2017, less than two months before his trial was to begin. Hunter was alleged to have thrown rocks and construction debris at police during a protest…...
  • Action to ‘Drop the Charges’ on Louis Hunter

    July 28, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – On July 28th, 2017, at Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s office, supporters of Louis Hunter handed over 1,000 signed postcards to authorities demanding that the charges against Louis be dropped. Philando Castile’s cousin and father of four, Louis Hunter, has been…...
  • Officer Yanez Found Not Guilty In Trial Over Philando Castile Police Killing

    June 16, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – After over five days of deliberations a Ramsey County jury has reached a verdict in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Officer Yanez was charged on November 16, 2016 after he killed 32-year-old African-American Philando Castile by shooting…...