Minnesota judge backs jurors who acquitted officer of black motorist's death

Minnesota judge backs jurors who acquitted officer of black motorist's deathRamsey County District Judge William Leary told the jurors in a letter that, notwithstanding widespread criticism, they applied the law fairly when they acquitted officer Jeronimo Yanez last month for the killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July, the Star Tribune said. “As we discussed when we met shortly after the verdict, I cannot convey my own opinions as to guilt or acquittal, but your verdict was fully supported by a fair interpretation of the evidence and the law you were obligated to apply,” the newspaper quoted Leary as saying.



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