Officer Charged in Philando Castile Shooting Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Set
A Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man.
St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez entered his plea during a Monday hearing.
Prosecutors say Yanez shot 32-year-old Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic stop after Castile told him he was armed. Castile's girlfriend was in the car and streamed the shooting's aftermath live on Facebook. Authorities later discovered Castile had a permit to carry a weapon.
Earlier this month, Ramsey County District Court Judge William Leary III denied a defense request to dismiss the case.