Dashcam Video of Philando Castile Shooting Released

posted by Queen B - 

The video shows Yanez pulling over Castile for a busted brake light on July 6, 2016. After he asks for Castile's license and registration, Castile calmly warns Yanez that he has a firearm on his person.

Yanez then gets visibly agitated and tells Castile, "OK, don't reach for it."I'm not pulling it out," Castile says.Yanez, sounding agitated, again says not to pull the gun out and immediately fires eight shots into the car. 

As Castile was dying from the gunshot wounds, his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, sitting in the passenger seat, began a Facebook Live stream to broadcast the incident. Her 4-year-old daughter was sitting in the backseat. 

That video brought national attention to the Castile shooting, which many deemed an example of police overreacting out of fear of black men.

Yanez who is Latino, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm. But a mostly white jury found him not guilty of the charges. He was fired from his job as a St Anthony cop.

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