Hours after Dayton's remarks, gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded six more amid protests in Dallas over Castile's killing and a second fatal police shooting of a black man. Reynolds says that she believes that the shooting "was not because of something that transpired in Minnesota", and Castile's mother Valerie said she's been too preoccupied dealing with her son's death to follow the news.
Reynolds' cellphone video showed Castile covered in blood in the seat next to her, the officer screaming expletives after shots were fired and more. It's unclear at this point how exactly the stop proceeded, but an officer shot and killed Castile as his girlfriend and her young daughter sat in the vehicle with him.
In that video, Diamond Reynolds describes being pulled over for a "busted tail light" and says her boyfriend had told the officer he was carrying a gun for which he was licensed.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Minnesotans join in mourning the losses.
"Would this have happened if those passengers, the driver were white?" he asked. "I don't think it would have".
The Department of Justice "will continue to monitor the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigation into the death of Philando Castile and stands ready to provide assistance to the Bureau as needed", the DOJ said in a statement.
According to internal affairs documents released Thursday, the two white police officers involved in Sterling's death had four previous "use of force" complaints lodged against them and were cleared in all of them. More specifically, being a gun owner with black skin - an experience that puts a tinge of racial animus on the African-American community's right to bear arms, say social justice advocates.
In New York, several hundred protesters blocked traffic in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot". He graduated from the Minnesota State University in 2010, and was sworn into the St. Anthony police department in 2011.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction over downtown Dallas after the shooting. Reynolds, grieving and angry, later gave her account of the shooting, saying police stopped her and Castile for a broken taillight and shot her fiancee as he complied with a request to give his license and registration.
"The officer let off shots, not one shot, not two shots, not three shots, not four shots, but five shots". Michael Kevin Bautista live-streamed the chaos on Facebook, as shots are heard ringing out and officers are seen running with guns drawn.
"I'm scared of the police", she said.
"Law enforcement personnel transported Reynolds and her daughter to the Roseville Police Department, where Reynolds provided a statement to investigators about the incident", the BCA said. "This has to stop, right now", she told the crowd.
The video was briefly removed from Facebook, which a spokesman attributed to a glitch. "I want to see justice served".
She said that he was so dedicated to his job that when his vehicle broke down, he paid $50 in cab fare to be able to make it in on time. He works for St. Paul Public Schools.
"He stood out because he was happy, friendly and related to people well", said Katherine Holmquist-Burks, principal at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul, Minnesota, who hired him to oversee the school cafeteria.
Though YouTube has a notably lackadaisical approach when it comes to keeping an eye on the content its users upload to the site, the community is generally quick to call out practices committed by YouTube channels that they feel are unethical.