Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

Caroline Beck
June 21, 2017

Officer Jeronimo Yanez said in an interview following the fatal traffic stop that Castile's apparent willingness to use the drug in front of his young daughter and girlfriend led Yanez to believe that the 32-year-old posed a serious threat.

Kelly said the squad vehicle video released today will show how Yanez tried to restrain Philando Castile before shooting him.

Reynolds' four-year-old daughter exits the auto and is picked up by Kauser, as Reynolds can be heard describing the shooting as she films Yanez on Facebook Live, in a video that quickly went viral.

The dash-cam video - part of a trove of documents, images and audio from the investigation - shows Yanez approaching Castile's auto and explaining that he was pulled over for broken brake lights. Yanez approaches Castile's vehicle and asks for a driver's license and proof of insurance.

"'Unless you're black, ' is what it should say", Noah said.

In the ensuing moments, the head of Castile's passenger, girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, can be seen listing to the left, toward the center console.

In Minnesota, citizens are allowed to carry firearms if they have a permit to do so.

After informing Castile why he had been pulled over and asking for his license and registration, Castile informed the Yanez that he was armed.

When backup arrives, the video shows them removing Castile from the vehicle and attempting CPR on him, while Yanez calms down off camera, still breathing shakily and cursing.

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Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter were in the auto at the time. And you see this video, and then you see the verdict, and you go, "How?"

As a Washington Post database reported, Castile was among 963 people fatally shot by police officers previous year alone.

He was sacked by the St Anthony police department on Friday shortly after he was found not guilty. The protesters marched against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez, was found not guilty of manslaughter for shootin. Yanez says in a more panicked tone.

"[Castile] was just staring straight ahead and I was getting fucking nervous", Yanez says, his voice sounding distressed.

The actual reason, according to Yanez, was that Castile resembled a suspect in a convenience store robbery that had happened four days before in the same neighborhood.

Watch video of the shooting and the dashcam's view of the aftermath below.

Based at least in part on the evidence presented, jurors decided the evidence was not sufficient to convict Yanez - the first Minnesota police officer in the state charged with such a crime since 2005 - of manslaughter.

Yanez is heard shouting at the woman to keep her hands up.

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