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Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said the office will conduct a thorough review of the BCA investigation into the death of Philando Castile. (File photo)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said the office will conduct a thorough review of the BCA investigation into the death of Philando Castile. (File photo)

BCA investigation in Castile case now in county attorney’s hands

On Sept. 28, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension formally presented its investigation into the July 6, 2016, officer-involved shooting incident that resulted in the death of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said in a press release that the office will conduct a thorough review of the BCA investigation and also will work as efficiently as possible. The office is in the process of engaging national use-of-force consultants, which could happen as early as tomorrow, Sept. 29, and also may request more BCA investigation, according to the release.

In the press release, Choi said, “On August 2, 2016, I met with the Castile family and shared details with them on how we will proceed with our prosecution review and our intention to be diligent and thorough in our work.

“We cannot provide an estimated timeline for our work until we review the entire investigative file and meet with national use-of-force consultants. Our engagement of such expert consultants will begin as early as tomorrow. By way of reference only, in the case of the officer-involved shooting incident of Jamar Clark in Hennepin County, the prosecution review took a total of seven weeks.”

The county attorney will post an “FAQ” with additional information on its webpage later today, the release added.

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