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Philando Castile Dashcam Video Showing Deadly Traffic Stop Released

The officer then shoots Castile seven times, just over a minute after the traffic stop began. Castile, an elementary school cafeteria worker, had a permit to carry the weapon.The video footage had been played in Yanez’s trial, but was not publicly released until Tuesday afternoon.Until Tuesday, the only public video of the incident was a Facebook livestream taken by Reynolds shortly after the shooting, as Castile, a cafeteria worker at a St. Paul elementary school, bled out in the auto. Castile and Reynolds are heard screaming in horror. The footage was shown to jurors during the trial and reportedly again upon request during deliberation.Newly released footage of the moment Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was acquitted Friday, shot and killed Philando Castile.- Radio conversation. Yanez says on the radio that he’s going to stop a auto to check IDs because two occupants look like armed robbery suspects.”Good”, Yanez replies, telling him that the reason why he pulled him over is because the brake light to the vehicle is out. After he asks for Castile’s license and registration, Castile calmly warns Yanez that he has a firearm on his person. Yanez claimed Castile reached for his gun during the stop and did not listen to officer commands.She started live-streaming on Facebook after the shots were fired, capturing Yanez yelling, “I told him not to reach for it!” and a bleeding Castile saying, “I wasn’t reaching for it”. Yanez says he told Castile not to reach for the gun and that Castile’s “grip [was] a lot wider than a wallet”. “I told him to get his hand out”.”I’m not pulling it out”, Castile says.The squad auto camera also captures the moment his girlfriend’s 4 year-old child gets out of the backseat. The video shows another officer, Joseph Kauser, standing on the passenger side of the vehicle, retreating when the shots are fired.It was a first – a Facebook Live of the tail end of a Minnesota police officer fatally shooting motorist Philando Castile. When Castile told the officer that he had a concealed weapon, a gun that he was permitted to have in the state of Minnesota, the cop unholstered his gun and shot Castile to death.Yanez’s acquittal prompted days of protests, including one in St. Paul last Friday that attracted thousands and shut down Interstate 94 for hours.