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Jury in Minnesota Acquits Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

A jury in the U.S. state of Minnesota has acquitted a police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop, a verdict that brought cries of dismay from the dead man’s family and supporters in the courtroom. St. Anthony, the small city that employed Jeronimo Yanez as a policeman dismissed him immediately after he was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. “The public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city,” a statement on the city’s website said. Yanez,…

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