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Philando's Death Inspires Falcon Heights 'Unity Day'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Family and friends of a man killed by a police officer are continuing to celebrate his life Saturday.

Philando Castile was shot and killed two years ago during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. A jury cleared the police officer of any wrongdoing.

Unity Day In Falcon Heights
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The city of Falcon Heights declared Saturday "Unity Day," encouraging everyone to build or restore relationships.

A community barbecue was held, and there was also a screening of the film "Remembering Philando," a documentary that focuses on Castile's mother's mission to keep his spirit alive.


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