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Another Police Officer Acquitted

After three days of deliberating, the jury in the Philando Castile trial acquitted the police officer who shot and killed the Minnesota man during a traffic stop last summer.

It was yet another disappointment for a Black family robbed of a loved one by a police officer who claimed he “didn’t have a choice” but to shoot. The verdict sent shockwaves throughout the country, prompting Chelsea Clinton to offer her condolences.
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Philando’s uncle spoke with TheVillageClebration last year about his nephew.

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