Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

New dash cam video released Tuesday shows a Minnesota police officer shooting an African-American man seconds after the man told the officer he was carrying a firearm.

Police have released video footage of Philando Castile's fiancée Diamond Reynolds and her daughter sitting in the back of a police auto just moments after Castile was shot dead by officer Jeronimo Yanez.

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile said he thought Castile would act recklessly because he smelled marijuana in his auto.

Yanez said he was anxious that Castile may be carrying a weapon for protection from drug dealers or others trying to "rip" or steal from him.

The video shows Yanez pulling over Castile for a busted brake light on July 6, 2016. But the video shows how quickly - in 62 seconds - a seemingly routine encounter with a police officer can turn deadly. And yet, last week Yanez was found not guilty on all counts. Kauser returned to the vehicle to pull out the 4-year-old daughter of Diamond Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend.

Yanez orders her not to move, then says, "F-", multiple times.

Although Yanez will not be returning to police department, popular opinion seems to be against this judgment. Castile is then heard saying, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me". Prosecutors were skeptical, asking if he even saw a weapon in the first place, or simply assumed Castile was reaching for it.

Yanez approaches the vehicle and says, "Hello, sir", to Castile, who responds, "How are you?"

The video is graphic, gut-wrenching and hard to watch but attorneys who represented Yanez during the trial say it shouldn't change people's opinions of the verdict.

In his segment, Noah discussed how Castile, a "model citizen", was stopped 49 times by cops before he was fatally shot. "The city intends to offer Officer Yanez a voluntary separation agreement to help him transition to another career other than being a St. Anthony officer".

Once the ambulance arrives, Yanez can be heard off camera, breathing heavily as he says, "He had his grip a lot wider than a wallet, and I don't know where the gun was".

This was one of the pieces of evidence used in the trial. Then he asks Castile for his driver's license and insurance. "He didn't tell me where the [expletive deleted] gun was".

"The City of St Anthony has concluded that the public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city", according to a police statement.

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