Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Diamond Reynolds Receives $800K Settlement
Diamond Reynolds To Receive $800K Settlement
Diamond Reynolds, the woman who went live on Facebook after police fatally shot her boyfriend, Philando Castile, during a traffic stop will receive $800,000 in settlements.
Via NY Daily News:
Reynolds, who was in the car with Castile and her four-year-old daughter at the time of the shooting, will receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minn., with an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust.
Reynolds and her daughter, who were not physically injured, claimed emotional distress and false arrest in connection the shooting.
A portion of the funds will be placed into a trust for her daughter’s education, according to a press release issued by St. Anthony.
St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust said, “This settlement resolves all civil litigation stemming from the incidents on July 6, 2016, and opens the door to continued healing within our community.”
Reynolds issued a statement saying, “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.”
The news of Diamond’s settlements comes five months after St. Anthony agreed to pay Philando’s mother $3 million.