FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The girlfriend of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb, says the Dallas shootings were not caused by his death alone.
Diamond Reynolds said Friday on CNN that instead it’s about all the people who have lost family members at the hands of police, including Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed in 2012 in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Reynolds’ words came hours after the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers. Authorities say the suspect, who was killed, told police he was upset about recent police shootings.
Castile’s family is calling for an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, independent of the state probe by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
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