By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The city of Falcon Heights is considering renaming a stretch of Larpenteur Avenue in honor of Philando Castile.

A former St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, shot and killed Castile during a traffic stop on Larpenteur Avenue in July of 2016. Castile’s girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath on the shooting on Facebook, adding to a national discussion about race and policing that’s continued until this day. A jury found Yanez not guilty of manslaughter.

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Falcon Heights is asking residents to take an online survey about renaming a section of Larpenteur Avenue after Castile. In the months after the fatal shooting, more than 20,000 people signed an online petition to change the street’s name in his honor.

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Falcon Heights says the city’s online survey will be open until Jan. 27. To take the survey, click here.

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