Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

  • Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

Castile is heard saying: 'Sir, I do have to tell you, I have a firearm on me.' It is said in a non-threatening tone. Castile's girlfriend and her daughter were in the auto.

The video doesn't show what happened in the auto.

NELSON: It's the first time people outside a courtroom have seen what happened, including what led to the stop, the officer's suspicion that the driver he was pulling over might have a connection to a recent robbery by two black men.

With the release of the police reports and investigations of the case, comments to investigators following the murder by officer Yanez show just how ridiculous his claims were, and exemplify just how ignorant and untrained many law enforcement personnel are in this nation.

Footage released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension under a public records request captured the heartbreaking exchange between Diamond Reynolds, handcuffed at the time, and her 4-year-old girl in the back of a St. Anthony Police vehicle. Castille had reached for his ID, which Ybanez had asked to see.

While Yanez was recently acquitted of manslaughter and other charges, the dash-cams release has Tom wondering if the jury made right decision. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, recorded the moments after the shooting and streamed the incident on Facebook. Prosecutors contended that the officer never saw the gun because it remained in Castile's pocket until paramedics removed him from his vehicle.

Officers order Reynolds out of the auto, and she gets out, hands held high. CNN's seven segments on the video and MSNBC's three all showed the newly released footage.

But the professor says Yanez "made a awful mistake, and he shouldn't be a cop".

Yanez's statements are not only prejudice against Castile (he assumes that Castile must be the one smoking marijuana and that he owns a gun to ward off drug dealers) but are an example of blatant implicit bias. The footage, which was released just days after Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter, drew the attention of CNN and MSNBC, but Fox News shows spent no time airing the video or covering its release.

"I thought, I was gonna die", the former Minneapolis police officer said. As more police and an ambulance arrived, Yanez could be heard breathing heavily and swearing and trying to explain his actions to fellow officers.

Then he fires the seven shots that fatally wounded Mr Castile.

Yanez is heard shouting at the woman to keep her hands up. It will be a long time before I trust any police officers again ... at least in 'Merica.

"It's OK, I got it, OK", Reynolds says. And I had no other option than to take out my firearm, and I shot. "You all right? You're not hit any, are you?"

In a felony stop, multiple vehicles would be lined up side by side while officers give the vehicle occupants audible instructions over a loud speaker.

- Off-camera conversation. Yanez can be heard talking with a female supervising officer in which he gives a brief explanation of the events. During her testimony, Reynolds said after Castile informed Yanez of his registered handgun and went to grab his wallet when he was shot. Eighteen people were arrested. He discharged a half dozen rounds into Castille before he began screaming out justifications like a small child that just shot a neighbors barking dog.