MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Shortly after being acquitted in all charges in the July 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile, Officer Jeronimo Yanez and the St. Anthony Police Department parted ways.

According to a separation agreement released by the city, Yanez received $48,500 to leave the department.

According to property records, the home Yanez owned in Vadnais Heights is now up for sale. According to an online listing, the home is listed for $314,900 and is features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and is more than 2,200 square feet.

Yanez had been charged with manslaughter in Castile’s death. Castile was in a vehicle with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and their daughter when they were stopped for a broken tail light. After handing over his license to Yanez, Castile told him he was armed. Castile had a permit for his gun. Castile then reached for something, and Yanez told him to stop before fatally shooting Castile.

Yanez, who is 29 and Latino, was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges in June. On the day of the verdict, the city announced the “public will be best served” if Yanez were no longer an officer. The city said Monday that the agreement “ends all employment rights” for Yanez.

Under the separation agreement, the city is released from lawsuits by Yanez. He was given 10 days to consider and sign the agreement and has 15 days to rescind it in writing. The agreement noted the official “date of separation” as June 30.

Yanez had been with the St. Anthony Police Department since November 2011. His annual salary at the time of the shooting was more than $72,600, not including overtime pay, according to documents released by the city.

After the trial, Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city, precluding a wrongful death lawsuit.

Comments (6)
  1. Tim Neumann says:

    Time for him to move out of this state that panders to all special categorized groups.

  2. Jen Adler says:

    If cops are making $72K a year it is completely unacceptable that we do not MANDATE by law that police officers have a Bachelor’s degree in social work. That’s twice the starting salary of a teacher and teachers have vastly more education. Pathetic.

    1. Wow, people are dumb. The officer has a bachelor’s degree and several minors. He is flaunt in at least two languages. Police are scheduled at 2080 hours a year. Police work holidays, weekends, nights, when teachers have more time off during the school year than police have off the entire year. Teachers are at 1000-1200 yearly hours. College professors at the U work less than 800 hours. Likely the officer’s benefits (health insurance) are part of that salary. Jen, 60-80 % of all radio calls for a night time officer deal with drug, alcohol, mental health impaired and/or combination there of. This officer had thousand of interactions that turned out positive. When a social working has an out of control subject, or a teacher has an unruly student, or a psychologist has a person threatening suicide, they all call for police. When a PCP impaired person jumps through a glass door, no one calls a social worker. Police officers in the state of MN have to continue their education throughout their careers. Do teachers? Police officers undergo extensive back-round, health, I Q, mental health, and inductive thinking examinations for employment. Teachers are required this where? Jen, the officers starting salary was far less than stated. Why did you decide to compare salaries to that of a starting teacher’s salary?

  3. Dang that is a great salary!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy cow. St Anthony really has some cash to spend. I live in an affluent and basically far outskirt suburb where the average house is $400K. Our senior cops don’t even average anything near that high. I guess you get paid more for dealing with the local thug clientele.

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