MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of slain motorist Philando Castile has filed a petition to receive nearly all of a $3 million settlement in his death.
Valerie Castile’s petition proposes she get $2 million, with the remaining $995,000 going to attorneys. A Hennepin County judge will review the petition Aug. 2.READ MORE: Group Files Lawsuit Over Potential Ballot Question On Replacing Minneapolis Police Dept.
The Star Tribune reports Castile sought to reach relatives who might want part of the settlement, but only Philando Castile’s father replied. The petition says Phelix H. Frazier Sr., serving life in a federal prison in Illinois, made no claim.READ MORE: The Do's And Don'ts As Air Quality Alert Casts Pall Over Minnesota
Castile was shot in July 2016 during a traffic stop seconds after he informed Officer Jeronimo Yanez he had a gun. Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter after testifying that Castile ignored commands not to reach for the gun.MORE NEWS: 'Bud's Jacket': Woman From White Bear Lake Unveils Her Uncle's WWII Story With New Book
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