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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by officer Jeronimo Yanez of the St. Anthony Police Department, has reached a $3 million settlement with the City of St. Anthony Village, Minnesota, according to a joint statement from both parties.The settlement follows the acquittal of Yanez on June 16 of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety.Castile was killed on July 6, 2016, during a traffic stop, and his death, as well as the acquittal of Yanez, have drawn protests across the country.The settlement over Castile's death is the second major settlement to be awarded to the victim of a police shooting in recent days.The family of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, settled its lawsuit against Ferguson for $1.5 million on June 23.The Castile settlement is nearly double the amount of what the Brown family received."Under the terms of the settlement, Valerie Castile, as Trustee, will receive a payment in the amount of $2.995 million," the statement says. "The settlement will be paid through the City’s coverage with the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust."The joint statement notes that no taxpayer money from the City of St. Anthony Village will be used to fund the settlement, and that the family intends to "deal with their loss through the important work of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation," a non-profit created to help victims of gun violence.New dash cam video, which was released last week for the first time, reopened old wounds for those who were outraged by his shooting death nearly one year ago.Yanez, who is Latino, initially encountered Castile, 32, while investigating a broken tail light on his vehicle.Diamond Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend, was in the car with him at the time the shooting took place, along with her 4-year-old daughter.Reynolds live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live, helping to make it a national news story.The dash cam video shows Yanez saying, "OK. Don't reach for it," referring to a firearm Castile had."Don't pull it out," Yanez says, repeatedly, as he appears to draw his own weapon.He fires multiple rounds into the car, and Reynolds' voice can be heard screaming inside the car during the shooting.The joint statement attempts to address the communal rift caused in the wake of Castile's shooting death, and says that the city is working to "rebuild trust" between the police and those they serve."The important work of healing our community continues. The City of St. Anthony Village reaffirms its commitment to transforming its police department in partnership with the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services," the statement says. "Through the Collaborative Reform Initiative, the City and residents are working to improve trust between the police department and the communities it serves."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(DULUTH, Ga.) -- A teenage girl from Charlotte, North Carolina, has been found alive in Georgia after she went missing more than a year ago and a 31-year-old man is now in custody, according to the FBI.The teenager had been missing since May 23, 2016, and was found this weekend at a home in Duluth, Georgia, more than 200 miles away from her hometown, the FBI said Sunday.The FBI said its Atlanta-based agents worked with detectives from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia to locate the girl after a special agent in Charlotte received information about the case.Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, was taken into custody in Georgia and is "facing a number of state charges," the FBI said. The Bureau added that additional charges could be forthcoming.Wysolovski has been charged with sodomy/aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, interference with custody and cruelty to children/deprivation, according to court records.The teen, who authorities say has been reunited with her parents, had allegedly met Wysolovski online, her parents told ABC affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte.The girl's parents said Wysolovski allegedly drove the teenager to his Georgia home. While in Georgia, the missing girl spoke to a woman online and told the woman she was missing; that woman allegedly contacted the teen's parents Friday night, which led to her rescue, her parents told WSOC.Once authorities had received the tip about the girl's whereabouts, they acted quickly, her parents told WSOC.“We got the first message at 8:09 (p.m.) and then by 12:32 (a.m.), they had her,” her mother told WSOC.Wysolovski is expected to appear in court Monday afternoon, according to Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV.The FBI said its agents in Charlotte and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are continuing to investigate and will work with the FBI in Atlanta and the Gwinnett County Police Department.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A Massachusetts man has been found guilty of murder in the second degree for the killing of 2-year-old Bella Bond, who was nicknamed "Baby Doe" after her unidentified body washed up on a Boston area beach.The defendant, Michael McCarthy, was dating the victim's mother, Rachelle Bond, at the time of the girl's death. Her body was found in June 2015.
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  • Jeff Neville/Facebook(FLINT, Mich.) -- The man who stabbed a police officer at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, left the officer with an approximately 12-inch long laceration from his Adam's apple to the back of his neck, a hospital official said Friday morning.Lt. Jeff Neville was assaulted outside the airport's Transportation Security Administration screening area on Wednesday morning, allegedly by a Canadian man, in an attack that is being investigated as an act of terrorism, officials said. Neville is in stable condition and expected to fully recover, according to hospital officials.Neville was able to stop the assault within a minute and "never stopped fighting" until the attacker was in handcuffs, according to airport officials.An airport maintenance worker also jumped in and helped restrain the attacker, according to Airport Director Craig Williams."I believe he saved Jeff’s life," Williams said.Hospital officials said that Neville was calm after the attack and appeared to understand the situation he was in.The 12-inch knife used in the attack had an 8-inch serrated blade.It sliced through the muscles in the officer's neck but likely avoided further damage by "a matter of millimeters," said Dr. Donald Scholten, a trauma surgeon at Hurley Medical Center.The knife "was probably very, very close to severing his major artery and nerve," Scholten said Friday, adding that it could have also severed "his windpipe and digestive system.""This was a significant force," Scholten said. "This was not a shaving nick."Neville underwent surgery shortly after the assault, officials said, and he received at least 50 stitches.Officials said Friday that Neville is making progress and expected to be discharged within a few days.Neville has been an airport employee since 2001, Williams said, adding that he is "well-loved by everybody here just for his personality, his professionalism. He treats everybody with respect."During Wednesday's attack, the suspect, Amor Ftouhi, allegedly yelled "Allahu Akbar," (God is great), according to David Gelios of the FBI.Gelios said Ftouhi "continued to exclaim 'Allah' and he made a statement to the effect of, 'You killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan' and 'We're all going to die.'"After Ftouhi was taken into custody and interviewed by authorities, officials said it appeared he had "a hatred for the United States and a variety of other things that motivated him ... to conduct this act of violence."A criminal complaint was filed against Ftouhi on Wednesday for "violence at an international airport," but officials noted that there could be more charges in the future.Ftouhi made an initial appearance in court Wednesday evening and ordered temporarily detained without bond, prosecutors said. His public defender did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.The ongoing investigation into the incident is part of a joint operation between the U.S. and Canada, officials said.Ftouhi legally entered the U.S. in Lake Champlain, New York, on June 16, and later traveled to Flint, Gelios said.No one else appears to have been involved and there is no information to suggest a wider plot, officials said.The airport, which was evacuated and shut down Wednesday, later reopened. No passengers were harmed in the attack, officials said.Ftouhi's next hearing is set for June 28.
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  • Courtesy Brown Family(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The family of Michael Brown, an African American teen whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked large-scale protests, has settled their lawsuit against the city for $1.5 million, said Apollo Carey, the city attorney for Ferguson.The settlement amount was paid by the city's insurance company "on behalf of multiple defendants," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber's order approving the settlement didn't mention the amount, but he said the split of the amount between Brown's parents, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, is "fair and reasonable" and "provides for a reasonable amount" for attorney fees and expenses, the Post-Dispatch reported.The judge ordered the settlement agreement sealed, writing that its disclosure "could jeopardize the safety of individuals involved in this matter, whether as witnesses, parties, or investigators," the newspaper reported.Brown's family filed suit in 2015 against the city, former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, and former police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed the 18-year-old on Aug. 9, 2014.A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Wilson, and the U.S. Justice Department declined to prosecute him, citing evidence and witnesses supporting Wilson’s claims that Brown attacked him, the Post-Dispatch reported.
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