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Dash Cam Footage Shows Cop Shooting Philando Castile During Traffic Stop

The dash cam video from the encounter was introduced as evidence during Officer Jeromino Yanez’s trial.
June 20, 2017, 9:49pm

Minnesota authorities on Tuesday released dash cam video footage showing Officer Jeromino Yanez fatally shooting Philando Castile during what began as a routine traffic stop over a broken brake light in St. Anthony, a suburb of St. Paul.

The release of the video comes at a raw time for racial justice advocates. Four days ago, a jury acquitted Yanez of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the July 2016 shooting of the black Castile, the aftermath of which was live-streamed on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was a passenger in the car.

The dash cam video from the encounter was introduced as evidence during Yanez's trial; it shows him shooting Castile and offers a more complete picture of what happened. Castile, a 32-year-old cafeteria worker, was driving with Reynolds and her daughter when he was pulled over by Yanez for having a broken brake light.

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