After being shot, Castile, who had a permit to carry the firearm and no criminal background, can be heard saying: "I wasn't reaching".
"You just killed my boyfriend!" yelled Diamond Reynolds.
"I can keep you safe", says the girl, while wiping away tears from her face. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.
Gov. Mark Dayton said he had a "profound" and "difficult" meeting Wednesday afternoon with African American leaders to discuss last week's acquittal of the police officer who shot Philando Castile. "I will never have faith in the system". The defense also argued Castile was high on marijuana and said that affected his actions. According to Tom, Yanez's actions were over the top for the situation that he was in.
Dayton, a Democrat, said it was one of the "horrific reminders that everyone...is not treated equally in the state of Minnesota".
"We were confident in our client".
Yanez will not be returning to duty in St. Anthony. Prosecutors later said they got to read from the transcript to show he made conflicting statements, thus impeaching his testimony, just not in the manner they originally intended. Either way, they can not be fair if, at some point during the trial, an officer's word or actions are in question. Like the King video, it failed to persuade a jury.
"We struggled with it. It was very, very hard", Ploussard said, adding that he thought the jury delivered the right verdict. The rest of the jurors were white.
Last year's fatal shooting created global debate after Reynolds turned on her cellphone during the traffic stop and live-streamed the encounter on Facebook. The public outcry included protests in Minnesota that shut down highways and surrounded the governor's mansion.
Suddenly, the officer fires numerous shots into the auto, killing Castile.
Basically, Yanez thought Castile was the robber because he was black and had dreadlocks.
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. Her 4-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of the auto when Office Jeronimo Yarez opened fire on Castile.
Castile was shot dead after Yanez pulled him over for a broken light in Falcon Heights on July 6 a year ago.
Later in the video, when an officer speaks to the detained family, Reynolds reminds her 4-year-old to keep her hands up so police don't shoot her.
Video released by the BCA shows Yanez turn on his emergency lights, pull Castile over and approach Castile's vehicle. Hatchett said the footage clearly "shows that Yanez actually panicked".
"As soon as I get up to the vehicle I'm hit with a odor of burning marijuana". "He's (Castile) got a gun".
She tells her daughter, "Don't cry, baby". In the approximately 10-minute clip, Mr Yanez can be seen pulling Mr Castille over, approaching his auto, and asking for his licence and registration. Now new video of Diamond's 4-year-old daughter with Diamond in the back of a police auto after Yanez shot her fiance to death is getting a big reaction online.
"I don't want it to be like this anymore", the girl says.
Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, testified that she, too, feared for her life.