Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car
Daily dispatches: The trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez
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24 June, 2017

Castile's girlfriend and her daughter were in the auto. "I'm not!" Castile says as Yanez starts firing into the auto.

"Don't reach for it, then", Yanez says in the video before the shooting occurs.

Castile assures Yanez that he isn't pulling it out before Yanez shoots into the vehicle seven times.

Steven Belton is president and CEO of Minneapolis Urban League.

Federal prosecutors said they are assessing the case to see if it warrants further review.

Bekuh Sibet is a 29-year-old waitress. "So she was in my line of fire", he said. That video showed Reynolds pleading blood-soaked Philando to stay with her, few moments later he died.

Before he finished that sentence, Officer Yanez began pulling his weapon out of the holster.

Yanez responds by repeatedly telling Castile "Don't reach for it then".

Last week, Yanez was acquitted for Castile's murder.

Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio told the NewsHour that some factors, including the squad auto video, left some doubt in the jury's minds. "Yanez not guilty", Gray explained. (Police investigators later said that five of those shots struck Castile). The city of St. Anthony announced it was dismissing Yanez after his acquittal.

The routine stop escalated quickly when Yanez fired seven fast shots into the vehicle, striking Castile five times.

The video comes a week after Yanez's manslaughter trial for the July 2016 killing of Castile ended. At this point, Yanez asks Castile for his license and registration, and Castile provides one of the two.

"It is unfortunate I put my life and my daughter's life in jeopardy - something so dramatic, only for the verdict to be told not guilty", said Diamond Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend.

Now the court has released dash cam video of the shooting. "He was compliant. He wasn't resisting, and at the end of the day, this was a traffic stop".

The file includes the dashcam footage from Yanez's squad auto.

The evidence from the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez is expected to be released Tuesday.

"Good", Yanez replies, telling him that the reason why he pulled him over is because the brake light to the auto is out.

On Monday night, Daily Show host Trevor Noah discussed the tragedy of Castile's death, shrouded in the question, "What can black people do to not get shot?" He had a permit for it.

As they deliberated, jurors requested another look at both the Facebook video and the squad-car video. News of Castile's death spread nationwide when his girlfriend broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook.


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