Dashboard camera footage of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by Minnesota police was released Tuesday.
The 10-minute video from July 2016 shows St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stop Castile and his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, and Reynolds’ four-year-old daughter who were driving in a white sedan. After an exchange in which Castile says he’s carrying a weapon, Yanez fires several rounds into the car, killing Castile.
“OK. Don’t reach for it, then,” Yanez says in the video before the shooting occurs. “Don’t pull it out.” After the shooting, Reynolds explains that Castile was reaching for his wallet and I.D. “I told him not to reach for it,” Yanez responds.
When additional officers and an ambulance arrive on the scene, they remove Castile’s body from the car and attempt to tend to his wounds.
“He had his grip a lot wider than a wallet, and I don’t know where the gun was,” Yanez says off-camera. “He didn’t tell me where the f—— gun was.”
Yanez was found not guilty of second degree manslaughter last week and the St. Anthony Police Department announced that he had been fired from his job.
The shooting first gained national attention when Reynolds streamed the aftermath of the encounter on Facebook Live, detailing how Castile was shot during a routine traffic stop.
“Stay with me, we got pulled over for a busted tail light in the back … they killed my boyfriend. He’s licensed to carry,” she said in the livestream before explaining that he was simply trying to get his ID from his wallet.