After Officer Yanez, 29, was found not guilty of manslaughter, Ms Reynolds released a statement, saying: “I am incredibly disappointed with the jury’s verdict.
“My boyfriend, Philando Castile, was pulled over because, per Officer Yanez, he had a wide nose and looked like a suspect.
“He did nothing but comply with Officer Yanez’s instructions to get his driver’s license. He was seatbelted and doing as he was told, when he was shot by Officer Yanez who fired 7 shots into the vehicle where my four-year-old daughter and I also sat.
“It is a sad state of affairs when this type of criminal conduct is condoned simply because Yanez is a policeman. God help America.”
The victim’s furious mother, Valerie Castile, said outside court: “I’m mad as hell right now. My son loved this city and this city killed my son.
“The system continues to fail black people.”