New video shows girl's bravery after Castile shooting

New video shows girl's bravery after Castile shooting

New video shows girl's bravery after Castile shooting

Diamond Reynolds was sitting handcuffed with her daughter in the back of a Minnesota police vehicle after a traffic stop escalated into violence in June 2016.

In this image made from July 6, 2016, video captured by a camera in the squad auto of St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer shoots at Philando Castile in the vehicle during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released the case file four days after a Ramsey County jury acquitted Yanez of second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of a risky discharge of a firearm. Although the squad-car footage was described repeatedly and was shown to jurors in the courtroom, it had never been released publicly. Bullets struck the seat beside Castile's girlfriend and almost hit her 4-year-old daughter.

Officer Yanez repeatedly orders Mr Castile not to reach for the weapon before firing seven times into the vehicle and shooting him dead.

Yanez, who was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges, began firing only seconds after Castile told the officer he had a gun. He told the driver twice more not to pull out the weapon and then started firing into the vehicle.

Castile had a permit to carry the weapon.

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

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

The former St. Anthony officer said he believed Castile was reaching for a gun when he shot him.

In reality, the officer had been looking for an armed robbery suspect whose description he later said matched Castile's appearance.

More news: Bonds lose ground in line with jittery rand after public protector's statement

The dashcam footage released Tuesday night also shows the seemingly routine traffic stop escalate into violence. He said the panel spent a lot of time dissecting the meaning of the "culpable negligence" standard until the two holdouts eventually agreed Friday on acquittal. The video does not show what happened inside the auto or what Yanez saw.

Castile, 32, was shot seconds after he told the officer he was legally carrying a firearm with him, and repeatedly told Yanez that he was not reaching for it.

In the graphic video, Castile was shot and bleeding in the driver's seat of the auto and Yanez was still pointing his handgun into the vehicle. He asks Castile for his license and insurance.

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

But photo evidence shows that Yanez's wallet was large, and it fell from his right pocket along with his gun as paramedics attended to him. 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.

Yanez is heard shouting at the woman to keep her hands up.

"No! Please no! I don't want you to get shooted", her daughter yells. And I had no other option than to take out my firearm, and I shot. So we kind of took his word for it, I think.

Mr Yanez says he thought Mr Castille was reaching for the gun. "You all right? You're not hit any, are you?" "Please get me out of here". Eighteen people were arrested.

Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.

Related news