Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting

Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting

Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting

Unlike Ms Reynolds' video, the police auto video shows the situation's quick escalation and the shooting itself. "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".

Officer Yanez fires seven shots - two bullets pierce Castile's heart.

Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, had a permit to carry the weapon. The shooting gained widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook.

"I'm not pulling it out", Castile responds.

Although the dashcam footage was described repeatedly and was shown to jurors in the courtroom, it was not made public until now.

People hold signs in protest after a jury found St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile yesterday, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 17, 2017. It shows how a very routine conversation about a broken taillight escalated to yet another Black man being killed by police. Then he asks Castile for his driver's license and insurance.

Castile can then be seen handing his insurance card to Yanez, which Yanez reads and then pockets.

Despite telling Castile and Reynolds "OK", it seems apparent that Yanez becomes uncomfortable with the situation, and places his hand on his own holster.

Yanez's partner, Joseph Kauser, was standing on the passenger side of the vehicle when Yanez opened fire but never pulled out his gun. The officer orders Castile not to reach for it and not to pull it out to which Castile replies: "I'm not pulling it out". They pull Castile out of the vehicle and give him CPR. The officer said he fired because he feared for his life. Yanez suddenly reaches into the auto with his firearm and discharges it multiple times.

Minneapolis Urban League President Steven Belton says the video showed "a 21st century lynching".

"I have a firearm on me", Castile says. It includes audio from a microphone Yanez was wearing. He said he "had no choice" but to shoot Castile. "I couldn't get a look at the other passenger, and I'll wait for you".

Following the acquittal, Yanez was sacked from the St. Anthony police.

The city says it concluded the public "will be best served" if Yanez no longer works for the city.

Last week, Yanez was acquitted for Castile's murder. Although acquitted, Yanez will not return to his previous job - he was reportedly removed from patrol.

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