(AUDIO) Philando Castile Shooting

Posted June 22, 2017

It's the latest piece of evidence released from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on the investigation of Yanez, a massive cache of files that encompasses the nearly year-long job of processing, interviewing, documenting and compiling all the data that makes up the hours of video footage, thousands of photographs and more than 2,000 pages of paperwork. There is shouting, and Yanez screams "Don't pull it out!" before he fires seven shots into the auto.

The shooting on July 6, 2016, in the Twin Cities suburb of Falcon Heights gained widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook.

"I can keep you safe", she says.

CASTILE: I'm not pulling it out. He told the driver twice more not to pull out the weapon and then started firing into the auto.

After being shot, Castile, who had a permit to carry the firearm and no criminal background, can be heard saying: "I wasn't reaching". However, as Tom pointed out, Castile's gun was nowhere in sight.

This in-squad video is intense footage of a traumatic situation that the 4-year-old girl endured.

Diamond: "They not gonna shoot me okay?"

Steven Belton, the black president and CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League, said the video showed "a 21st century lynching" and was "powerfully painful".

During the interview, Yanez revealed his reasons for pulling his firearm.

Officer: Did he say anything after he was shot?

One of the most controversial police shootings of the past year started with what seemed like a routine traffic stop, recently released police footage shows. It captures what was said between the two men. That leeway has saved innocent lives, and obviously the jury at Yanez' trial gave enormous weight to that tradition.

Yanez, 29, testified that he believed he saw Castile, 32, going for his gun, and that he saw the gun itself.

The video shows Yanez following Castile's vehicle, then pulling it over. Yanez tells Castile he has a brake light out before asking for his paperwork.

Yanez also implied that Castile's gun could have been used to fend off drug dealers.

Yanez' attorneys nevertheless attempted to convince a judge that the manslaughter case should be thrown out because Castile was "stoned" and hence partially culpable in his own death. You can write 100 new laws, but it doesn't matter when American juries have made it clear that virtually no action by a police officer in these scenarios will be considered a crime. "My phone just died". Soon, she was heard wailing. "I couldn't get a look at the other passenger, and I'll wait for you". Do I think Yanez felt threatened by the fact that Philando was black?

- Yanez's reaction. Castile can be seen handing Yanez what prosecutors say was his insurance card - then telling Yanez he also has a gun. "You all right? You're not hit any, are you?" Yanez was then off-camera, but was heard talking through his body microphone. "Please get me out of here".

Yanez's acquittal prompted days of protests, including one in St. Paul last Friday that attracted thousands and shut down Interstate 94 for hours.

This story has been corrected to show that the officer began screaming after the shots were fired, not before.

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