Yanez gets $48,500 in settlement agreement
ST. ANTHONY VILLAGE, Minn. - Jeronimo Yanez will receive $48,500 as part of a separation agreement with the Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony.
Yanez, who is leaving the St. Anthony Police Department under the agreement announced Monday, also will be paid for up to 600 hours of unused compensatory time. The details were released to The Associated Press through a public information request.
St. Anthony Village announced the voluntary separation agreement on its website Monday, saying that it was reached in order to "quickly assure" the public that Yanez will no longer be a police officer.
Jeronimo Yanez was working as a St. Anthony police officer when he shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July of 2016.
The City of St. Anthony Village says that because Yanez was not convicted of a crime, he would have the right to appeal if terminated. They say a voluntary separation agreement "was the most thoughtful way to move forward and help the community-wide healing process proceed."
The agreement "ends all employment rights" of Yanez with the City of St. Anthony Village.