Minnesota Governor Meets with Slain Man’s Family and Friends
ST. PAUL-- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is meeting with the family and friends of a black man police killed this week.
St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile on Wednesday during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights. Protesters have been camped out in front of Dayton's mansion for three days, demanding justice.
Dayton has emerged from the residence to meet with the demonstrators several times. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said the governor and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith met with Castile's family and friends on Saturday afternoon at the mansion.
Swenson said the meeting was very cordial but declined to comment on the substance of the conversation. Swenson says the governor plans to meet with representatives of the NAACP on Sunday.