Race had nothing to do with Minnesota shooting - police officer's lawyer

Rev. Jesse Jackson with Diamond Reynolds and Atty. Larry Rogers Jr

Rev. Jesse Jackson with Diamond Reynolds and Atty. Larry Rogers Jr

A sniper opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, Thursday evening, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, according to police.

The majority of the other police shootings in the area, which involved officers from a number of different local departments, were investigated exclusively on police reports and occasionally eyewitnesses. "He's licensed to carry, he was trying to get his ID, his wallet out of his pocket and he let the officer knew he had a firearm and was reaching for his wallet", Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds said in the video live-streamed on Facebook.

Choi declined to provide details about Castile's death or what led up to it, including why Castile was pulled over or why the officer drew his gun.

"There is a need for calm and non-violence", Dayton said.

Yanez, who is of Mexican descent, is cooperating fully with the state's investigation into the shooting, Kelly said. The organization said it would not comment during the ongoing investigation, but "rest assured, the NRA will have more to say once all the facts are known".

As Facebook promotes the live video feature and figures out how to monitor it more efficiently, more and more people have started posting newsworthy content. "For a black male with dreadlocks, that ambiguous action would produce fear in many people".

"I have not focused on a special session in the last 48 hours", he said. "It makes you sad to watch all of that unfold".

"I stand by what I said yesterday", Dayton replied.

The man in the photo, Mark Hughes, told Dallas TV station KTVT that he "flagged down a police officer" immediately after finding out he was a suspect.

The shooting of Mr Castile, who didn't have a criminal record outside the traffic violations, happened late Wednesday during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. "I don't know what we are going to do without her the only thing I can say is that her kids will know how much she loved them". The gun was sacked, his hand reached up behind his back, I think, and then it stopped and I knew he must be dead.

Editor's Note: The following video contains graphic content and strong language. He wouldn't have been shot four times, with a 4-year-old child in the vehicle. "He was just getting his license and registration, sir", the woman responds.

Yanez and an officer who was with him, Joseph Kauser, were put on administrative leave, as is standard, authorities said.

Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on Wednesday. Reynolds described the officer who shot Castile as Asian; the St. Anthony Police Department's 2015 annual report notes Yanez is a member of the National Latino Police Officers Association.

The bureau did not give the officers' races.

It was on the video his girlfriend made after he was shot by a police officer.

Ramsey County, which includes Anthony Police Department, was involved in 25 of the charges. A year earlier, a photograph showed him standing guard at a fallen-officers memorial.

Valire Castile, center, addresses hundreds at the JJ Hill Montessori School where her son Philando worked Thursday, July 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. where a vigil was held following the shooting death by police of Philando Castile. She recalled cautioning him to always comply with police, but she said she never thought she would lose him.

"This has to cease".

A crowd that once numbered about 1,500 has dwindled to a couple of dozen protesters by midday Saturday.

I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. Tents were sent up along Summit as water and food were brought in for protesters. "They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too numerous communities they serve". No matter what color their skin is, no matter what religion they practice.

"We're hurting. Our profession is hurting".

Speaking later, he said America is "horrified" over the Dallas shootings and there's no possible justification for the attacks.

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