Philando Castile

Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop, has been charged with manslaughter.

Castile, a 32-year-old cafeteria supervisor, was licensed to carry a concealed weapon. He was reaching for his license when Yanez shot him seven times at close range.

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Obama statement

President Obama made a brief statement about the senseless shooting deaths of 2 black males by cops.

In a statement released on Thursday, Obama said he was "encouraged" that his justice department opened an investigation into the death of Alton Sterling.

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