Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting Has Been Released

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Minnesota Police just released the dash camera footage of Philando Castile fatally being shot by a police officer was just released days after former police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been acquitted on all charges related to Castile’s tragic death.

The video is graphic and disturbing to watch but it’s a substantial evidence that clamors for a case revalidation.

One thing is clear from the video

Seven shots were clearly heard in the video and one of those bullets took away the life of the submissive victim.

But before the shots were the confrontation. The video shows Officer Yanez tailing Castile’s car before pulling it over. The officer then approached the vehicle and inform Castile he was pulled over due to worn out break lights. Yanez then asked for the driver’s license and a proof insurance.

It was clear that Castile tried to inform the officer that he has a firearm in the vehicle. The interpellation is heard over the video. “Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” told Yanez.

The officer advised the driver not to reach for the firearm. “Don’t pull it out,” Yanez responded.

Castile then tells the officer he is not trying to pull the firearm out. Seconds later, Officer Yanez erupted with panic shouting then pulls his gun from the holster, and fires seven shots into the vehicle.

Twenty minutes later, Castile was declared dead after the incident.

Later on, it was reported that Castile had a permit to carry the firearm.

What happened through the eyes of the witness?

Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend, was also present during the entire confrontation. She’s inside the car with her 4-year-old daughter. Seconds after Yanez fired up at Castile, she can be heard screaming “You just killed my boyfriend!” in the video.

Minnesota Police just released the dash camera footage of Philando Castile fatally being shot by a police officer was just released days after former police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been acquitted on all charges related to Castile’s tragic death.

The video is graphic and disturbing to watch but it’s a substantial evidence that clamors for a case revalidation.

One thing is clear from the video

Seven shots were clearly heard in the video and one of those bullets took away the life of the submissive victim.

But before the shots were the confrontation. The video shows Officer Yanez tailing Castile’s car before pulling it over. The officer then approached the vehicle and inform Castile he was pulled over due broken tail light. Yanez then asked for the driver’s license and a proof insurance.

It was clear that Castile tried to inform the officer that he has a firearm in the vehicle. The interpellation is heard over the video. “Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” told Yanez.

The officer advised the driver not to reach for the firearm. “Don’t pull it out,” Yanez responded.

Castile then tells the officer he is not trying to pull the firearm out. Seconds later, Officer Yanez erupted with panic shouting then pulls his gun from the holster, and fires seven shots into the vehicle.

Twenty minutes later, Castile was declared dead after the incident.

Later on, it was reported that Castile had a permit to carry the firearm.

What happened through the eyes of the witness?

Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend, was also present during the entire confrontation. She’s inside the car with her 4-year-old daughter. Seconds after Yanez fired up at Castile, she can be heard screaming “You just killed my boyfriend!” in the video.

In a statement gathered by the Minnesota Star Tribune, Nekima Levy-Pounds, a civil rights attorney who is running for Minneapolis mayor said that she wept for Castile after watching the dashcam footage. “He had an unreasonable fear of Philando Castile as a black man, which caused him to overreact and be hyper vigilant, which resulted in the death of Philando Castile,” she quipped.

The footage was released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Ramsey County Attorney’s office. The dashcam footage was shown to the jury that acquitted Yanez of manslaughter and teo felocharges last week.

In his defense, Yanez claimed that he felt danger and feared for his life during the traffic stop. The officer further remarked that he believed that there’s no other choice but to open fire at the Castile.

Watch the video below:

WARNING. THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT THAT SOME VIEWS MAY FIND DISTURBING. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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What are your views on the Philando Castile shooting? What do you think of the dashcam footage? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Darren Domirez

Darren Domirez

The author hates talking about himself for a third person bio description. But since it is required he will profess his love for Paulo Coelho and Philosophy. He can decode old written Latin and speaks elementary Spanish. He is a geek busy spoiling the latest on tech, anime, and gaming industries. He also helps startup companies in their social campaigns and provides reviews for new products. Connect with him through [email protected]

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