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Philando Castile Dashcam Video Showing Deadly Traffic Stop Released

Philando Castile Dashcam Video Showing Deadly Traffic Stop Released

The 29-year-old police officer was found not guilty on charges of second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of intentional discharge of a unsafe weapon for endangering the safety of Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her four-year-old daughter, who were both in the vehicle at the time.

While the video shows the shooting of Castile, it does not show what happened in the auto to reflect what Yanez actually saw before opening fire.

"Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me", Castile said 30 seconds after they began speaking.

The recently acquitted cop who killed legal gun owner Philando Castile at a Minnesota traffic stop last summer claimed a whiff of pot made him fear for his life.

Actually if we did say more, it emulate exactly what Castile's mother, Valerie, said in her "f*ck the police" rant on Facebook Live after Yanez's not guilty verdict was announced.

"OK. Don't reach for it, then", Yanez says as he appears to reach for his own weapon.

When Yanez opened fire, another officer near the vehicle jumped back, and Yanez began yelling at the driver.

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As Castile was dying from the gunshot wounds, Reynolds, sitting in the passenger seat, began a Facebook Live stream to broadcast the incident.

It took just 40 seconds for an ordinary traffic stop to turn deadly - from a police officer saying "Hello, sir" to him firing seven shots at a seated motorist. Yanez continues, saying "I don't know where the gun was".

The St. Anthony Police Department parted ways with Yanez after the verdict. And I thought he was reaching for the gun.

Castile's death and Yanez's aquittal have raised further questions in an ongoing national debate about police accountability and use of excessive force, which Hatchett addressed during her appearance on CNN's "New Day".

Yanez, then a St. Anthony officer, testified Castile put his hand on his firearm, not his wallet or identification papers, and was pulling the gun from his pocket. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, can be heard screaming in the background. And as he was pulling it out I, a million things started going through my head. "He has the gun out", Judge Glenda Hatchett said.

The video was played during Yanez's trial. "I am disappointed. My heart breaks for this family".

The interview transcripts were released Tuesday, along with dash cam footage of the execution that confirmed to anyone with eyes, ears, and a brain that Yanez should be rotting behind bars for the rest of his life instead of walking around free. "So she was in my line of fire", he said. "If the officer would've exercised more caution, it may not have escalated as fast", he said.


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