November 2016: Police Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Philando Castile
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of November 2016.
1. Two Police Officers Killed in Iowa in Separate Attacks 2. Curse Ends as Chicago Cubs Win World Series 3. Gawker Settles Hulk Hogan Lawsuit 4. Penn State Fined $2.4 Million in Sandusky Investigation 5. First Woman U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno Dies 6. Trump Wins Presidency 7. News Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies 8. Paul Ryan Nominated as Speaker of the House 9. Police Officer Who Shot Philando Castille Charged with Manslaughter 10. Drug Executives Arrested for Fraud, Conspiracy 11. Four Police Officers Killed Nationwide 12. Escalation at Standing Rock 13. Gubernatorial Recount in North Carolina 14. Actress Florence Henderson Dies 15. Car, Knife Attack at Ohio State
- Police Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Philando Castile
- On November 16, 2016, Officer Jeronimo Yanez is charged with second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile, a young black man, back in July. The shooting in St. Paul, Minnesota was recorded by Castile’s girlfriend and streamed live on social media, sparking outrage and protests. Castile was stopped for a broken taillight when the incident turned violent. An attorney for the case states, “No reasonable officer—knowing, seeing and hearing what Officer Yanez did at the time—would have used deadly force under these circumstances.”
- Photo source: AP Photo/Jim Mone, File