Minnesota Police Officer’s ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ Training Is Questioned

JULY 14, 2016

/ ST. PAUL — The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an
African-American man during a traffic stop last week had recently
undergone specialized training that critics say can lead officers to
believe they are under constant threat of being harmed and can intensify
encounters with civilians.

The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, of the Police Department in St. Anthony,
Minn., shot and killed Philando Castile after a traffic stop in nearby
Falcon Heights, Minn., on July 6. The shooting is being investigated by
the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The Justice Department
has said it is monitoring the case.

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