DENTIST Philando L. Castile, a 36-year-old white male, was shot to death by a police officer during a traffic stop on July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Castiles family is still fighting for justice and has not given up hope that justice will be served.
His parents, Valerie Castile and Jermaine Castile Jr., filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and Minnesota Department.
The family also filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Monday alleging racial profiling by the department during Castile’s arrest and death.
Castille’s family says he was “a good person” and that he “always wanted to help people.”
They say the officers violated his civil rights by shooting him.
“Philando Castiles life was forever changed when he was murdered by a racist officer,” said Jermain Castile in a statement.
“His family, friends, and colleagues have been devastated by his loss.
We will not let this happen again.”
On Wednesday, the Castile family released a statement saying that the lawsuit will be resolved “without prejudice,” and that they will be providing “more details and more information about the lawsuit to the public in the coming days.”
The statement did not elaborate.
In a statement, Castile Family Attorney Mark Weisbrod said, “There is a long, dark history of police misconduct and racial profiling against people of color in Minnesota, including the tragic death of Philando.
We believe that Philando was targeted by the Minnesota Police Department because of his race and because he was unarmed.”
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