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Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting

Authorities Release Dashcam Footage From the Philando Castile Shooting

Warning: the following video is graphic.

Dash cam video released Tuesday shows the actual shooting of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.

In the video, Castile's girlfriend is heard saying he was reaching for his wallet when the officer shot him four times. Despite Castile's assuring the officer that he wasn't reaching for the weapon, Yanez shot him seven times at point blank range, ending his life as Reynolds and her daughter watched.

"I was certain that any thinking person who saw this video would recognize that Yanez was guilty of manslaughter and endangering the lives of the two other people in the vehicle, as well", she said.

School canteen worker Philando Castile was killed when Jeronimo Yanez opened fire during a traffic stop in Minnesota on 6 July a year ago. Yanez pulled Castile over after noticing that one of the car's brake lights wasn't functioning.

Yanez was found not guilty of second degree manslaughter last week and the St. Anthony Police Department announced that he had been fired from his job. This footage overlaps with what we saw a year ago, when Diamond Reynolds started filming for Facebook Live as Castile was dying. Yanez's hand goes to his holster, saying "Don't reach for it, then".

Castile's body is thrown to the right after the first shot.

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Even though the number had dwindled to about 500 at 11:00 p-m Friday, Interstate 94 remained closed to traffic. But Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who filed charges against the officer, declared such fear unreasonable.

During the two-week trial, prosecutors argued that Yanez was a nervous officer who lost control of his traffic stop. Yanez, voice rising, repeats, "Don't pull it out" again, leans into the auto, and fires.

But Diamond Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend who was in the passenger seat, said Castile was reaching for his driver's license and registration, not the gun.

But what happened outside the vehicle, before Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled the trigger?

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Steven Belton, the black president and chief executive of the Minneapolis Urban League, said the footage was "powerfully painful" and that Mr Castile was "gunned down like a rabid animal". Yanez is then heard asking for insurance and identification.

"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", it said.

Yanez was acquitted last week on all charges tied to the shooting, including manslaughter.

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