Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed that a new police training fund be named in honor of Philando Castile one year after Castile's death.
Dayton sent a letter on Thursday to the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, suggesting that the $12 million fund be named the "Philando Castile Law Enforcement Training Fund," according to ABC. The funds will go toward training officers working in racially diverse areas, Reuters said.
"I believe it is imperative that the leaders of our state's ever-more-diverse communities and their law enforcement organizations commit — or recommit — themselves to making changes together that will lead towards better relationships among law enforcement officers and members of those communities," Dayton said in a statement.
"We need this ... extra training for our police officers because, at the end of the day, everyone wants to go home," Valerie Castile, Castile's mother, said at a news conference on Thursday. "The police want to go home and the civilian wants to go home."
Reuters reports that Dayton appointed Castile's uncle, Clarence Castile, to the POST Board, which must approve the proposed name for the fund.
The 32-year-old Castile was shot five times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez at a traffic stop in St. Paul on July 6 last year. The incident gained national attention after his girlfriend live-streamed the incident on Facebook.
Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter last month, and the city of St. Anthony, where the shooting occurred, reached a $3 million settlement with the Castile family.
"I abhor the incident that occurred, the tragedy that occurred, befell Mr. Castile," Dayton said at the news conference on Thursday. "It's one of the most traumatic, if not the most traumatic events that's happened in my six-and-a-half years."