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Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

22 June 2017, 06:02 | Cynthia Sparks

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

His girlfriend Diamond Reynolds recorded the moments after the shooting and streamed the incident on Facebook

The dashboard video taken from St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez's squad auto illustrated how a simple traffic stop of a black man shifted in an instant from a routine exchange to a deadly confrontation. Now, thanks to a report released after the jury's decision to absolve Yanez of any wrongdoing, it has become clear that the smell of marijuana was a large factor in Yanez' decision to shoot Castile seven times without pause. According to Tom, Yanez's actions were over the top for the situation that he was in.

I try not to second-guess jury verdicts in trials I do not watch, as I know from the past decade as a criminal defense lawyer that what the jury sees and hears inside the courtroom is not always the same as what the public sees and hears outside the courtroom. Her 4-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of the auto when Office Jeronimo Yarez opened fire on Castile. The in-squad camera video of Reynolds and her daughter waiting to be transported to the Roseville Police Department for questioning, was not shown at trial.

Both had been passengers in the auto when Castile was shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez, mere inches from the seven shots fired into the stopped vehicle. "Don't move! pop pop pop pop pop pop pop and took off", she said during the interview.

Before Castile finished that sentence, Yanez began pulling his weapon out of the holster. "And then he goes, 'I have a gun.' And as I'm telling him or as he's telling me that he's reaching down between his right leg, his right thigh area and the center console". He told the driver twice more not to pull out the weapon and then started firing into the auto.

The release of the video made some people even angrier about the death.

He said Castile was "gunned down like a rabid animal".

The little girl in the video pleaded with Reynolds, who was in handcuffs, to cooperate with the police so that she would not be shot as well.

"It's OK, I got it, OK", Reynolds says.

Steven Belton, the black president and CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League, said the video showed "a 21st century lynching" and was "powerfully painful". He testified he didn't see a gun inside the vehicle and didn't hear most of the conversation between Yanez and Castile, who appeared calm and relaxed.


Dashcam footage shows Yanez having a calm conversation with Castile about why he pulled him over.

"It is a sad state of affairs when this type of criminal conduct is condoned simply because Yanez is a policeman", Ms Reynolds said.

Jeronimo Yanez pulled over Philando Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor. He asks Castile for his license and insurance. Reynolds told authorities that Castile was reaching for his wallet, not the gun.

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

After the shooting, the video showed Yanez standing at the auto window with his gun drawn for some time.

The police officer offered this explanation about the traffic stop. "My phone just died, that's all". Soon, she is heard wailing.

But I have no clue how we get there. And I had no other option than to take out my firearm, and I shot. Do I think Yanez felt threatened by the fact that Philando was black? "You all right? You're not hit any, are you?"

In a felony stop, multiple vehicles would be lined up side by side while officers give the vehicle occupants audible instructions over a loud speaker.

A Ramsey County jury acquitted Officer Yanez after 29 hours of deliberations, sparking days of protests and condemnation from activists across the country.



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