The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, the black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting live on Facebook, was on Friday acquitted of all charges.
According to Aljazeera, Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer, testified to the court that Castile was reaching for his gun despite being told not to do so.
Yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges of endangering Castile’s girlfriend Lavish Reynolds and her daughter.
Speaking to the press, Philando Castile’s mother Valerie Castile said the policeman got away with murder.
“The system continues to fail black people, and they will continue to fail you all … When they get done with us, they’re coming for you, for you, for you, and all your interracial children. Ya’ll are next,” she said.