July 2: Philando Castile

What happened in the case of Philando Castile?

Philando Castile
(July 16, 1983– July 6, 2016)

About Him: Philando Divall Castile was born in Saint Lousi, Missouri. He worked for the Saint Paul Public School District as a supervisor in nutrition services and memorized the names and the food allergies of nearly 500 children in the school. He served as a role model for hundreds of children often teaching them important lessons about the consequences of stealing and being respectful.

A coworker said: “Kids loved him. He was quiet, respectful and kind. I knew him as warm and funny.”

Philando Castile was also a member of a teamsters union that represented public and law enforcement personelle.

On the day of his shooting: On July 6, 2016, Castile and his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds and her 4 yr old daughter, were returning from grocery shopping.  They were pulled over as part of a traffic stop by Officers Jeronimo…

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