Jeronimo Yanez is officially done as an employee with St. Anthony Village.
The city said Monday it entered a separation agreement with the former police officer that ends all his employment rights with them. It's what St. Anthony planned to do after Yanez was found not guilty of any crime last month in his shooting of Philando Castile.
According to the separation agreement, Yanez will be paid $48,500 (minus taxes and other deductions) and will be also compensated for any of his unused personal time, up to 600 hours.
A document previously released by the city under a data practices request shows Yanez was paid $72,612.80 a year.
St. Anthony called the agreement "reasonable," and argued it was "the most thoughtful way to move forward and help the community-wide healing process proceed."
One group argued for no severance pay
Following the end of the trial, the group Color of Change had argued Yanez should not get any severance pay in a split from the city.
The city had initially returned him to work in August, about a month after Castile’s shooting death. But it quickly changed course, and put him on paid administrative leave.
"So let's get this straight: Yanez has been on a paid vacation for almost a year and now the department is offering him to walk away with a wad of cash? Hell no," Color of Change's petition said.
The City of St. Anthony in Monday's announcement says since Yanez wasn't convicted of any crime, "as a public employee, he would have appeal and grievance rights if terminated."
Yanez had been a police officer since 2011.