The shooting death of Philando Castile: Officer to face charges

A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, a 32-year-old African-American man, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, with much of the aftermath recorded on live video.

  • 'Unite for Philando' signs after Castile funeral 

    Faith leaders and musicians delivered messages of hope at a funeral for a black Minnesota man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Paul police officer.
    Mourners filled the 3,000-seat Cathedral of St. Paul to pay their respects to 32-year-old Philando Castile, whose white casket arrived and left on a horse-drawn carriage. After the service ended, people lined up along the cathedral's long stairs holding "Unite for Philando" signs as Castile's casket passed.
    Castile was shot during a July 6 traffic stop. His girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.
    The Rev. Steve Daniels Jr. of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church asked during the funeral why racial profiling still happens. He says he's thankful for police and their service, but that people need to find a way to come together. -- AP
  • How Castile told officer about gun critical in final moments

    How Philando Castile informed the officer who killed him about his gun - and whether the officer followed his own training - gets to the heart of the investigation into Castile's death last week.
  • The Latest: Hundreds gather at school after Castile funeral


    Hundreds of people have gathered for a community meal at the St. Paul school where a black Minnesota man worked before he was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop.

    Philando Castile was shot July 6 in suburban St. Paul. His girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.

    His mother, Valerie Castile, spoke to the crowd at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School on Thursday following her son's funeral at the Cathedral of St. Paul. She told them: "Any one of us could be Philando. ... For my son to die the way he did, it's unspeakable."

    His uncle, Clarence Castile, said St. Paul schools, the Castile family and donations from the Teamsters union made the meal possible.

    Gov. Mark Dayton came and thanked citizens for being there. -- AP

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