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Jeronimo Yanez no longer a St. Anthony police officer

Jeronimo Yanez will no longer be an officer with the City of St. Anthony.

The city in a statement after the verdict Friday said “the public will be best served” if he doesn’t work with the force anymore. They’ll offer him a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to a different job.

He won’t return to active duty with St. Anthony police.

The city had initially returned him to work in August, about a month after Philando Castile’s shooting death. But they quickly changed course, and returned him to paid administrative leave.

Yanez has been a licensed police officer since 2011. Castile was killed during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights – that city gets police services through St. Anthony.

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