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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

RELEASED: Graphic dashcam FOOTAGE of #PhilandoCastile's fatal shooting by police officer Jeronimo Yaez

Minnesota authorities have released dashcam footage showing the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, just days after former police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted on all charges related to Castile’s death.
The video shows Yanez following Castile’s car before pulling it over. The officer then walks over to the vehicle and tells Castile he was pulled over because his break lights were out. He then asks for a driver's license and proof of insurance, before Castile informs the officer that he has a firearm in the vehicle.
“Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” Castile can be heard saying in the video.
“OK, don’t reach for it then,” Yanez responds. “Don’t pull it out.”
Castile then tells the officer he isn’t pulling it out. Seconds later, officer Yanez begins shouting, pulls his gun from the holster, and fires seven shots into the vehicle.
Castile was declared dead 20 minutes after the incident. It was later reported Castile had a permit to carry.
Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was also in the car with her 4-year-old daughter. Moments after Yanez shot Castile, Reynolds can be heard screaming, “You just killed my boyfriend.”
The video is graphic and incredibly hard to watch.

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