It's been 1 month since Castile's death, group walks to remember


Saturday marked one month since the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer.

There have been many protests and subsequent arrests, but no decision yet whether or not the officers involved will face charges.

Saturday, a group of people gathered at J.J. Hill in St. Paul, the school Castile worked at, to remember the man.

According to the Facebook event, it was a time to share stories and reconnect with others who've been fighting for the same cause.

A post says some of those who attended also went to the Governor's Mansion – this time, for a quiet gathering.

"We will simply be walking on the sidewalk, NOT marching, NOT re-occupying anything, just walking to lay flowers on the steps," the post says.

So it's been a month, where's the case at?

Activists have been at Ramsey County Attorney John Choi's office all week.

They've called for him to charge the officer who shot Castile. Demonstrators have also asked Choi to step down from the investigation altogether and let the Minnesota Attorney General take over so she can assign a special investigator.

Activists have been calling for an independent special prosecutor since the shooting.

They've said there is “unavoidable conflict of interest” when county attorneys, who work closely with police on a daily basis to prosecute other cases, weigh charges in officer-involved shootings.

The demonstrations at Choi’s office started days after the attorney attempted a compromise by hiring Don Lewis to be a special prosecutor who will work with Choi’s office on the case.

Activists have said that’s not enough – and argue appointing Lewis doesn’t make the investigation independent.

You can find all the documents BringMeTheNews has received from St. Anthony in connection with the case by clicking here.

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