FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – The girlfriend of a man who was fatally shot by a suburban Twin Cities police officer says her boyfriend was killed even though he complied with the officer’s instructions.
Diamond Reynolds told reporters Thursday that Philando Castile did “nothing but what the police officer asked of us, which was to put your hands in the air and get your license and registration.”
Castile was killed Wednesday night in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights.
Reynolds says other officers at the scene didn’t check on Castile after the shooting, but that they tried to calm the officer involved as they put her in a police car.
She didn’t know the officer’s name but described him as Asian.